California Passes Tough New Domestic Violence Laws

A.. A bad economy or personal financial struggles will not cause someone to be abusive. However, in homes where one partner is already abusive, strained finances and unemployment can make domestic violence worse.

Overview of domestic violence, who it affects, and the different types of abuse.

The word ‘injunction’ describes any court order that makes someone act or forbids someone from acting in a certain way. An emergency injunction is the informal description for a court order made without notice / ex parte – it means the person you are applying against will not be aware of the injunction until it is served on him/her.
The three most common kinds of emergency injunction that provide protection against domestic violence are explained here.


NCDV | Domestic Violence | How The Law Can Protect You

Now every domestic violence victim in California who reports to police is eligible for up to $2,000 to cover costs of housing relocation.

Domestic violence is also called domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, or dating violence. It may include sexual assault. People most often people think of domestic violence as physical abuse, but that’s only part of the picture. Many victims are never physically or sexually assaulted but are controlled and terrorized by their partners’ use of non-physical tactics such as: verbal, emotional/psychological abuse; coercion and threats; isolation; minimizing, denying, blaming; using children; intimidation; and economic abuse.


Domestic Violence legal definition of Domestic Violence

A. Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive tactics, which can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic and emotional abuse, perpetrated by one person against an adult intimate partner, with the goal of establishing and maintaining power and control over the victim.

Domestic Violence | Maryland Courts

A. Domestic violence programs offer 24-hour hotlines, confidential counseling and emergency housing (shelter) for domestic violence victims and their children. You don’t have to stay in a domestic violence shelter to get help. Programs may also offer support groups, services for children and many other services that can help victims.

Islam and domestic violence - Wikipedia

A. Yes. In New York State, all licensed and approved programs must provide services, including emergency shelter, for victims of domestic violence regardless of gender. The regulations are spelled out .

The relationship between Islam and domestic violence is disputed

What Can the Courts Do?
Depending on your relationship to the alleged abuser, there are two types of civil relief: a protective order and a peace order. Protective orders are the main vehicle of civil relief for victims of domestic violence.

National Centre For Domestic Violence | NCDV

A. New York State does not have a crime named “domestic violence.” If the abuser commits any crime against you, they could be arrested and prosecuted in criminal court. New York also has “family offenses” which are certain crimes committed by one family member or intimate partner (current or former spouse or dating partner, regardless of age or gender) against another. The victim of a family offense can seek help in Family Court in addition to, or instead of, the case being prosecuted in criminal court.