The District Attorney’s Victim/Witness Assistance Program has Victim Advocates available to provide an explanation of the criminal justice process and provide you with regular case updates. At the time the officer arrives at the scene you may request an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) that is good for 5 business days from date of issuance.In order to obtain an extended order you may contact the Probation Department's Victim/Witness Program.There are affordable legal resources available to parents who are in a violent relationship and are concerned about immigration consequences, custody, visitation and child support.The Superior Court Family Law Facilitator staff are available to answer general questions and make appropriate referrals.The District Attorney assigned to the case will review the law enforcement report to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges.If you have input you would like to provide to the District Attorney’s Office, contact the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. It may take some time for a case to proceed through the criminal process.Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. The following are steps and resources provided by the U. Office on Women's Health: Safety planning for abusive situations Court order of protection (restraining order)Resources by state on violence against women Types of violence against women Laws on violence against women How to help a friend who is being abused Violence does not hurt only the person who has experienced it. Learn ways you can work to help end violence against women.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 800-656-4673. Violence and abuse affect women from all kinds of backgrounds every day.
Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners or children when they become adults.
Violence and abuse affect women and children from all kinds of backgrounds every day.
If Criminal charges have been filed the assigned Victim Advocate can request an order through the criminal court.
If charges have not been filed, your assigned Victim Advocate can refer you to other local resources to obtain one.
Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them.