Domestic violence is a serious crime against society. Thousands of people in New Jersey are regularly beaten, tortured, or in some cases, killed by their spouses or people they live with every day. A significant number of women who are assaulted are pregnant, and statistics show a correlation between spousal abuse and child abuse. And children, even when they are not the ones physically abused, suffer deep and lasting emotional effects from exposure to domestic violence.
Our most vulnerable citizens, especially the elderly and disabled, are especially at risk. These incidences of abuse and neglect often go unreported because many of them lack the ability to report it. In the past, crimes involving domestic violence were often treated differently than other crimes. In 2014, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act passed, yet that year, there were still 62,055 domestic violence offenses reported by the police.
DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law offers this webinar on domestic violence focusing on this serious issue.
Victims of domestic violence come from all social and economic backgrounds and can include spouses, children, and elders. Rosanne DeTorres, Esq. will answer your questions in this free webinar on domestic violence.
The topics in this webinar on domestic violence include:
- The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act
- Statistics on domestic violence
- The substance of the law
- Important considerations about allegations of the domestic violence complaint
- How to get a restraining order and the protections it offers
- What happens in court
- Where and how you can get more information
- How to get help
Domestic violence encompasses a variety of offenses including kidnapping, stalking, burglary, terroristic threats, and harassment. If you or someone you know is affected, download our webinar on domestic violence to learn what you can do now and who you should contact in the case of an emergency.