Are you the victim of domestic abuse or violence? This brochure describes what domestic violence is, provides the numbers of local and national domestic violence hotlines, and outlines steps to take if you are a victim of abuse. It explains the importance of a Criminal Temporary Protection Order (TPO) and Civil Protection Order (CPO), the differences between the two, and how to file for each. The brochure also describes how to press for criminal charges and what to do if charges are filed and the abuser is convicted.
More information is available in this brochure published by Legal Aid: Domestic Violence: What Is It? What Can You Do About It?
This brochure is also available in Spanish at: Violencia Doméstica: ¿Qué es? ¿Qué puede hacer usted acerca de esto?