Abuse and Violence

Can’t agree on custody or visitation or are you worried your child is not safe? You might want to ask for a lawyer for your child. Read this to learn: why your child might need a lawyer, how to ask for one, what the lawyer would do to find a solution, who pays, and more.
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.
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...
Is your ex not paying child support, medical expenses, or not following other court orders? You can get help from the court by asking for a contempt order. Your ex must go to court and explain why he disobeyed the court order. Read this to learn the steps to take to ask for help enforcing court...
Families Change provides information to help kids, teens, and parents deal with a family breakup like a divorce or separation. It was written with input from counselors, psychologists, lawyers, parents, teens, and kids.
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 someone has violated a court order that involves you, including orders of custody, child support, visitation, alimony, or other orders of the court (including terms of a divorce, financial or not), this class will explain how
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.
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 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.
Statutory rape is a crime called sexual assault.
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).
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.
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.