Domestic Violence

Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, and more.
Watch this video to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you get Section 8. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in.
If you have been hurt or threatened by someone you know, there are two types of court orders that may protect you. One order is in family court (a civil restraining order) and the other is in criminal court (a criminal protective order). This article is about civil restraining orders.
A temporary restraining order is a paper from the court that tells someone to stop hurting you, threatening to hurt you, or stalking you. This class explains how to apply for a temporary restraining order.
There are laws that protect immigrants. Read this to learn: What to do if the police or immigration stop you, arrest you, or go to your home or work; your right to go to court; Types of visas; Where to get legal help and more.
Because technology is changing all the time, this article cannot cover every way that an abuser might use technology to locate or threaten someone.
Are you missing work because of a violent relationship? Your employer must let you take time if you need to go to a: doctor, counselor, domestic violence agency, court hearing, Victim Advocate, etc., or to move to be safe. Read this to learn how to ask for time off, how much you have to tell your...
Are you in a relationship with someone who tries to control you, stalks you, threatens you or physically hurts you?
A temporary restraining order is an order from the court that tells someone to stop hurting or threatening to hurt you. In this video, you will learn how to apply for a restraining order.
2-1-1 is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.
Working together with families and communities to improve child safety, ensure that more children have permanent families, and advance the overall well-being of children is the central focus of the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Mission is to:Meet basic needs of food, shelter, economic support and health care.Promote and support the choice to live with dignity in one's own home and community.Promote and support the achievement of economic viability in the...
This office provides the opportunity for applicants and recipients of DSS programs to request a hearing to contest actions taken by DSS.
The Safe at Home program is available for Connecticut residents who are or have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or risk of injury to a minor. If you have moved or are planning to move and want to keep your new...
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
Statewide, toll-free, confidential hotline: 888-774-2900CCADV is the state's leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those agencies that serve. Their 18 member agencies provide critical supports to victims of domestic violence...
CT SAVIN is a toll-free, automated notification service for criminal court-related events provided by the the Connecticut Judicial Branch.
Technology can be very helpful to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking, however it is important to also consider how technology might be misused. Here are some tips for you if you are in danger.
The Appearance form tells the court that you plan to participate in the case and that you should get a notice whenever something happens in the case. This form is also used to tell the court when you have changed your address.Help text for...
Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and...
Watch this video to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you get Section 8. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in.Get a PDF of this video that you can print...
A temporary restraining order is an order from the court that tells someone to stop hurting or threatening to hurt you. In this video, you will learn how to apply for a restraining order.