Monday, July 9, 2012

Restraining Orders

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Topic today: Domestic Violence. 

Unfortunately 1/3 romantic relationships involve some form of abuse.  Although that statistic involves verbal, mental, physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse, the state of California defines abuse in terms of getting a restraining order as:

1. Intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury 
2. Sexual Assault
3. Placing a person in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury to that person or another. 
4. Engaging in the following behaviors: molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting,  
    battering, or harassing 

In order to qualify for a restraining order, the above must be caused by someone that you have a close relationship with, typically a present or past romantic involvement. If someone else is causing the abuse you would file for a Civil Harassment Order instead, which has the same legal protections as a Restraining order.  

If you need help filing a restraining order, please call 510-999-7732 or email today. We will also need you to fill out an application from our website

Please use a SAFE computer or phone when contacting us. Your abuser may use computer software to track your history even if you clear your web browser. Use a work, friend's, or public computer or phone when looking for help to get out of an abusive relationship. 

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