Domestic violence still a problem in California

Domestic violence still a problem in California and elsewhere

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Is domestic violence still a problem in California and elsewhere?  This is obviously not a new issue, nor is it likely to stop being important now and in the foreseeable future. In 1641, the Massachusetts Body of Laws and Liberties declared that no woman should have to endure injuries from her husband unless he was defending himself against an attack …

Domestic violence programs should include immigrant outreach

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious and pervasive problem in California. Unfortunately, some immigrants who are victims may be fearful of reporting their abuse because of potential immigration problems. Others may not understand the legal system in the U.S. and may be isolated from their support systems. Domestic abusers often take advantage of these fears in order to perpetuate their acts …

Domestic violence victims dropping cases due to ICE raids

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

California residents may be interested to learn that four women who accused their spouses of domestic abuse have dropped their cases as they fear they could be detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they show up to court. According to reports, ICE agents have been using this tactic to apprehend undocumented immigrants. One case that was highlighted was …

What restraining orders can and cannot do

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Domestic violence happens in many California homes each year. In these situations, one or more members of a household could request restraining orders against others who are living with them. It is beneficial for them to know what restraining orders can and cannot do before they decide whether to request temporary or permanent orders. Restraining orders for domestic violence can …

Domestic violence against women related to mass shootings

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

The California legal system is, unfortunately, no stranger to domestic violence. This issue is disturbingly common in America, and recent study appears to indicate that this crime can grow into large societal problems. For example, mass shootings have become a depressingly regular occurrence. Statistical analysis reveals that many of the mass shootings that have been dominating today’s headlines have their …

How do federal and state entities define domestc violence?

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Families in California might benefit from learning more about how domestic violence issues are governed by state and federal entities. The state laws are designed to prevent violence from occurring within the family or in intimate relationships. Domestic violence in California may be described as a criminal act that happens between spouses, former spouses, cohabitants, former cohabitants, dating couples and …

Soccer fans beware: link found between sports and domestic abuse

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

Whether you’re cheering or jeering, there is always something happening at a sporting event that causes emotions to run high. But while for a large number of people this usually means throwing popcorn at the television because their favorite team just lost an important game, for others it can lead to something far more serious: domestic violence. While you might …

Man with prior record for domestic violence hasn’t changed

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

California residents, and those across the country, are all too familiar with stories of relationships gone bad. The tabloids are constant fodder for that information. The extreme situation is one where the relationship involves domestic violence perpetrated against one or even both partners. A woman was recently admitted to a hospital and the hospital staff apparently called the police to …

Shelters play important role in healing domestic violence wounds

Pierre Domercq Domestic Violence

California victims of domestic violence are frequently afraid at the prospect of divorcing an abusive spouse. According to some experts, many victims start the process of leaving their abuser as many as seven times before they actually succeed in leaving for good. The legal system has a process for victims to receive a protective order, either temporary or permanent, against …