Popular misconceptions aside, which insist that 95% of domestic violence is committed by men, most experienced responding police officers know that women are just as likely to start domestic disputes... more
California laws define domestic violence as violence against someone whom the offenderhas domestic ties with. It could be anyone that is living in a home, whether this is a partner, an elder or... more
Domestic violence is the repeated and patterned use of controlling and coercive behaviors to direct, shape and limit a domestic partner's feelings, thoughts and actions. Power and control tactics are... more
President Obama recently signed into law the Federal Violence Against Women Act of 1994, which expands protections for women who become victims to domestic violence.
The Federal Violence Against... more
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
TROis short forTemporary Restraining Order. ATROis a court order that can help protect you from someone who has abused or threatened to... more
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.While a great deal of attention is focused on victims of domestic violence (and rightly so), there is very little attention upon the process for vacating... more
Q. Am I likely to have any difficulties reporting the domestic violence to the police?
A. It has been observed on more than just a few occasions that "absent signs of a physical assault" some police... more
Q. How do I go about reporting an act of domestic violence?
A. Physical violence should be immediately reported to the police, or to a Superior Court Judge or Hearing Officer and a restraining order... more