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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INFORMATION
A GUIDE TO ABUSE PREVENTION
PROTECTION, & ASSISTANCE
COMMUNITY RESOURCES

By Ralph C. Martin, II, District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office






NO ONE DESERVES TO BE BEATEN OR THREATENED


There is no excuse for violence. Alcohol, money problems, and stresses from work, children and family are often given as explanations for abuse. These are excuses, not reasons. Violent behavior is not acceptable. Violence is criminal. Left alone, it will not just go away. With professional help, you can learn to protect yourself and stop the violence.




YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW


If you have been hit, threatened, forced to have sex, or otherwise abused, you have the right to seek protection under the law. You may seek an Abuse Prevention Order, often referred to as a Restraining Order. A Restraining Order will not result in criminal charges or a criminal record for anyone unless the order is violated. You may also seek the assistance of the police department and the District Attorney's Office in obtaining a criminal complaint. You do not need an attorney to seek either one of these forms of protection, and there is no cost to you.




THE ABUSE PREVENTION ORDER


WHO THE ORDER COVERS

You may file a petition for an Abuse Prevention Order against a spouse, or former spouse, a household member, or former household member, a blood relative or minor child, the parent of your minor child, or anyone with whom you have had a substantial relationship. You can get protection whether or not you are currently living with the abuser.

WHAT THE ORDER COVERS

By law, you have the right to request any or all of the following:
  • A Restraining Order: The abuser is ordered not to hurt you, not to attempt to hurt you, and not to threaten you.

  • A Vacate Order: If you and the abuser share the same residence, the abuser is ordered to leave the residence. This may be ordered regardless of who owns or pays rent for the residence.

  • A Temporary Custody Order: If you are a parent, the court can order that you have temporary custody of the minor child or children.

  • A Temporary Support Order: If the abuser is a parent, the court may order child support payments for the children remaining in your care. If you are married, the court may order the abusing spouse to pay your living expenses.

  • A Money Compensation Order: The abuser may be ordered to repay you for expenses incurred as a result of the abuse, such as medical expenses, lost wages, or damage to the property.

  • Additional Orders: The Court may order the abuser to stay away from your work place, avoid all contact with you, return house keys, return property,confiscate weapons, and a variety of other actions.





HOW TO OBTAIN AN ORDER


  • Temporary Order: Call or visit the Victim Witness Advocate in the County District Attorney's Office at your local court, who will help you fill out an application in the Clerk's office and appear with you before the judge when you seek the restraining order. This order will last for 10 days. Keep a copy of the order with you at all times!

  • Serving The Order On the Abuser: The police are responsible for serving the abuser with the order. He or she must receive a copy of the order, or otherwise be officially notified of its existence before the order is valid. Any information that you can provide on the whereabouts of the abuser, such as home and work addresses, phone numbers, or automobile license plate number will be helpful. Before leaving the courthouse be sure that arrangements have been made to serve the order on the abuser.

  • The Ten Day Hearing: The abuser has a right to be present at the hearing and speak to the judge. If the abuser does not appear, the hearing will be held and the judge may extend the order. You must appear or the order will automatically be dismissed. You have the right to represent yourself at this hearing, or have a representative of your choice, a friend, a lawyer, or an Advocate from the District Attorney's Office.

  • It is helpful to have available witnesses or evidence, such as photographs or health care provider's reports in order to give the judge an understanding of what has happened and why you need protection.

    The order may be extended for up to one year. If your need for protection changes you may return to the court and ask for the judge to change the order. Keep a copy of the order with you at all times.





    WHAT TO DO IF THE ORDER IS VIOLATED


    Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order is an CRIMINAL OFFENSE. Call the emergency police department number or 9-1-1 immediately if the order is violated.
    • Tell the police you have a restraining order and that the abuser has violated the order. Explain that you need help right away.

    • Take the name of the officer or police department representative who speaks to you on the phone as well as the names of the officers who arrive at your home or apartment.

    • Ask the police to assist you and your children until you are safe.

    • Ask the police for assistance with medical treatment, including transportation to a hospital if necessary.

    • Make sure that the police fill out an incident report even if no arrest is made. You have a right to obtain a free copy of this report.

    • If the police do not arrest the abuser, you may go to the Clerk's Office of your District Court and file an application for a criminal complaint. You should do this as soon as possible.





    SAFETY DURING A VIOLENT INCIDENT


  • If there is an argument, move to a room or area that has access to an exit.
  • Consider ways to get out of your home safely. What doors, windows, elevator, or stairwell would you take?
  • Be prepared to leave quickly, have a packed bag ready and keep it in an accessible place. See the checklist at the end of this page.
  • Let a neighbor know about past violence and ask that he or she call the police if they hear suspicious noises coming from your home.
  • Use a code word with your children, family, friends, or neighbors so they know when to call for help.
  • Have a plan for where you will go if you have to leave your home in a hurry.
  • Remember, YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO BE BEATEN OR THREATENED.




    SAFETY WITH A RESTRAINING ORDER


  • Keep your restraining order with you at all times.
  • Inform family, friends, and neighbors that you have a restraining order.
  • Call the police immediately if the abuser violates the restraining order.





  • SAFETY IN YOUR HOME


  • Change the locks on your doors and your phone number. Give the keys and phone number only to people you trust.
  • Buy locks and other safety devices to secure your windows and doors.
  • Discuss alternative safety plans with your children for times when you are home and when you are not at home.
  • Inform your children's school, day care, and babysitter about who has and who does not have permission to pick up your children.
  • Inform your neighbors that the abuser no longer lives with you, that you have a restraining order, and that they should call the police if they see him or her near your home.





  • STEPS FOR LEAVING AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP


  • Remember, leaving a violent relationship can be very difficult and dangerous. Act quickly. Do not tell the abuser you are planning to leave.
  • Leave money, ID and an extra set of keys with someone you trust so you can leave quickly.
  • Prepare an emergency escape backpack and keep it in a safe, easily accessed place away from your abuser to grab and run, if necessary.
  • Have an emergency prepaid cellphone (they can't be tracked) in with your emergency pack.
  • Open a bank account in your own name to establish and increase your independence. Keep this information secret from your abuser.
  • Consider using a safe deposit box to store important paperwork, documents, photos, identification such as passport and valuables
  • Keep shelter and other emergency phone numbers close at hand.
  • Have a safe place to go to in an emergency.
  • Preplan an escape route and alternative routes if you need to leave quickly.
  • Practice (like fire drills) your escape plan (important if you have children involved).
  • Have a keyword or phrase for other family members so they know it is time to put the escape plan into motion.
  • Learn self-defense techniques to help you get away.
  • Once you leave, be diligent about keeping yourself safe from a stalking abuser.





  • SAFETY ON THE JOB & IN PUBLIC


  • Confide in someone at work about your situation.
  • Arrange to have your telephone calls screened at work.
  • Have a safety plan for when you are at work. Arrange to have a co-worker, friend, or security guard escort you to your car, bus, or home.
  • Be alert to your surroundings at all times. Prepare for the unexpected.





  • SAFETY & YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH


  • If you are thinking of returning to an abusive situation, first talk with someone you trust about other possible choices.
  • If you have to communicate with the abuser, find the safest way to do this. Try to avoid meeting alone as this can be extremely dangerous. Have a witness, friend, police officer or an attorney present if possible.
  • Be positive and let others help you.
  • Get involved with support groups in your community.
  • Do not be embarrassed. You are not alone and you are not at fault.





  • WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE WHEN YOU LEAVE


    Bring Any of the following:
      Identification
      Driver's License
      Money, Checkbook, Credit Cards (in your name only, no joint accounts)
      Prepaid Emergency Cell Phone
      Social Security Card
      Welfare Card
      House, Safe Deposit, and Car Keys
      Medications
      Bank Books
      Address Book
      Photographs
      Work Permit
      Green Card
      Passport
      Divorce, Support, Custody Documents
      Jewelry, Other Valuables
      Children's Toys, Clothes, Books

    Important Numbers
      Work #:_______________________________
      Family #:_____________________________
      Contact #:____________________________
      Police #:_____________________________
      Court #:______________________________
      Shelter #:____________________________
      Advocate #:___________________________





    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS & OPTIONS

    Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS),
    (617) 371-1234 or 1-(800) 323-3205
    for free legal assistance or referrals





    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES


    Phenomenal Women Domestic Survivor Seal


    BATTERED WOMEN'S PROGRAMS / HOTLINES

  • HELP FOR ABUSED WOMEN & THEIR CHILDREN (H.A.W.C.)
  • (Salem - North Shore Region, Massachusetts)
    24 Hour Hotline: 1-978-744-6841

  • CASA MYRNA VAZQUEZ, INC.
  • PO Box 180019
    Boston, Massachusetts 02118 Phone: 617-521-0100
    Fax: 617-521-0105
    SafeLink Statewide Hotline: 1-877-785-2020 / TTY: 1-877-521-2601 (Massachusetts Domestic Violence Hotline)
    Email: info@casamyrna.org
    Website: www.casamyrna.org

  • SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINES
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) (TTY 1-800-787-3224)
    National Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-866-331-9474 (TTY 1-866-331-8453)
    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

    Hablemos Hotline: 1-800-223-5001

  • BOSTON AREA RAPE CRISIS CENTER (BARCC)
  • Cambridge Office
    99 Bishop Allen Drive
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Boston Office
    989 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
    BARCC Hotline: 1-800-841-8371
    Phone: 617-492-8306
    TTY: 617-492-6434
    Fax: 617-492-3291
    Website: www.barcc.org

  • THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
  • 24/7 Confidential Support
    Toll Free Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
    Website: www.thehotline.org

  • NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  • One Broadway, Suite B210
    Denver, CO 80203
    Phone: (303) 839-1852
    Website: www.ncadv.org
    A crisis intervention and referral phone line for domestic violence. The service also has an email address and access for the deaf. Hotline staff members can speak in English or Spanish and have access to translators for many other languages.
    (Texas Council on Family Violence)

  • STATE COALITION LIST

  • Website: www.ncadv.org/resources/StateCoalitionList.php
    Lists the phone numbers for the state offices of the NCADV. These offices can help you find local support or a shelter from domestic violence, as well as free or low-cost legal services.
    (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

  • SUPPORT COMMITTEE FOR BATTERED WOMEN: (Waltham) - English, Spanish: 1-800-899-4000
  • RESPOND: (Somerville) - English, French, Spanish, Haitian Creole: 1-617-623-5900
  • INDEPENDENCE HOUSE: (Hyannis) - English: 1-800-439-6507
  • NEW HOPE: (Attleboro / Taunton) - English, Spanish: 1-800-323-4673
  • YWCA NEW BEGINNINGS: (Westfield) - English: 1-800-479-6245
  • ASIAN SHELTER & ADVOCACY PROJECT: 1-617-338-2355
  • NETWORK FOR BATTERED LESBIANS: English, Spanish: 1-617-236-7233


  • OTHER RESOURCES


  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Domestic Violence Unit: 1-617-725-8617
  • Boston Police Domestic Violence Unit: 1-617-343-4350
  • Greater Boston Legal Services: 1-617-357-5757
  • Victim Recovery Program - Fenway Community Health Center: 1-617-267-0900
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-922-2275
  • Disabled Abuse Hotline: 1-800-426-9009
  • Child at Risk Hotline: 1-800-792-5200
  • Samaritans Hotline: 1-617-247-0220
  • Mayor's Youth Line: 9 am - 11 pm Sunday - Saturday, 1-617-635-2240
  • Violence Recovery Program: Fenway Community Health Center, 1-800-632-8188
  • Parental Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188


  • INTERNET RESOURCES - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS & SUPPORT

    Safe Horizon: Tour a Domestic Violence Shelter
    Find out what you can expect at a typical women's refuge or shelter and hear personal experiences of what life there is like.

    Phenomenal Women Of The Web Against Domestic Violence Webring
    An online support group for women who are victims of domestic abuse. The site points to other sites that discuss domestic violence.

    SAFETY PLANNING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    Women's Law Initiative: Safety Planning
    Guidelines for how to safely leave an abusive relationship, what to do if you have filed a restraining order, and what to do once you have left the relationship.

    Women's Law Initiative: Internet Security
    Gives detailed instructions on how to clear your computer's Internet browser and email account from showing evidence of your seeking help for domestic abuse.

    NCADV: Internet Safety
    More advice on how to cover your Internet tracks from your abuser.

    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV): Protecting Your Identity
    Tips for keeping your identity and location a secret after leaving an abusive relationship.

    LEGAL HELP & ADVICE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE

    Women's Law Initiative
    State-by-state legal information and resources for victims of domestic violence.

    En Español: Women's Law Initiative: Bienvenido (Iniciativ a de Derecho de la Mujer).

    American Bar Association: Consumer's Guide to Legal Help on the Internet
    Guide to finding free legal aid for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

    Americal Bar Association: Statutory Summary Charts
    Provides charts summarizing the statutes from all 50 states regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.

    National Center For Victims of Crime: Victim Law
    Search a comprehensive, user-friendly database of victims' rights laws across the U.S. Includes summaries of statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, and court rules.

    STALKING & CYBERSTALKING

    National Center For Victims Of Crime: Stalking Resource Center - Help For Victims
    A storehouse of information and resources for victims and potential victims of stalking or cyberstalking.

    National Center For Victims of Crime: The Use of Technology To Stalk


    Stalking Victims Sanctuary: Stalking 101 - Survival Resources for stalking victims, including how to stay safe, avoid common mistakes, and find help.


    THE TOP TEN MOST COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY STALKING VICTIMS

    1. Not listening to your intuition. You need to keep your internal radar tuned to pick up signals that something might be wrong.

    2. Letting someone down easy, instead of saying a definitive NO if you are not interested in a relationship. Trying to be nice can lead a potentially obsessive suitor to hear what he or she wants instead of the message that you are not interested.

    3. Ignoring the early warning signs that annoying attention might escalate into dangerous harassment and pursuit.

    4. Responding to a stalker in any way, shape, or form. That means not acceding to your stalkers demands even once he or she has introduced threats.

    5. Trying to reason or bargain with a stalker. Stalking is like a long rape.

    6. Seeking a restraining or protective order. All too often, this one act propels stalkers to act violently.

    7. Expecting police to solve your problem and make it go away. Even the LAPDís Threat Management Unit says that victims have to take 100 percent responsibility for their dealing with the situation.

    8. Taking inadequate privacy and safety precautions, on and off-line.

    9. Neglecting to enlist the support of family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, therapists and other victims. It may be tough to admit that you are being stalked, but it is not your fault. Support from family and others can be a first line of defense against a stalker.

    10. Ignoring their emotional needs during and after a stalking. Getting support and keeping safe.

    From: StalkingVictims.com: Stalking 101 Survival


    SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

  • Impact Safety Programs: Personal & Organization Violence Prevention
  • A self-defense training program for people, especially women, that focuses on quick response and retreat from danger.

  • Women On Guard Self Defense Products

  • A Free Guide To Womens Self Defense & Self Protection

  • Survival Cache: Female Self Defense: 5 Weapons You Need To Survive


  • 9 MYTHS ABOUT SELF PROTECTION & SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES
    (Womens Health Magazine, September 11, 2013, By Tim Larkin)

    To better protect yourself from dangerous people, you need to forget these 9 dangerous myths. Your biggest problem as a woman is not that you may be smaller or weaker than a typical sociopathic criminal. Your biggest obstacle is that you assume a set of potentially life-threatening beliefs about what to do in dangerous situations.

  • Myth #1 - You should reason with your attacker.


  • You have probably never pulled out a knife and demanded someone's watch. That is a good thing, of course, but it illustrates a vital point: Someone who would do such a thing does not think like you. Deep down, you probably believe there is a way to resolve a problem without anyone getting hurt. Attackers are not playing by the same societal rules you are, so you cannot react as if they are. All you can ever really do is level the playing field.

  • Myth #2 - If you are attacked, scream for help.


  • You do not have time to wait for a hero. During a truly violent encounter, you have about five seconds to act, and the safest self-defense technique to take in a violent encounter is to cause an injury. Mistakes usually come from some hesitation: pausing to see how things are going, lacking the will to really kick a man, or jumping around in a fighting stance. These are opportunities for him to recover and hurt you. The reverse is also true - if your attacker hesitates or makes a mistake, it gives you a critical moment that you must use to survive.

  • Myth #3 - You need to cause pain.


  • In order to be 100 percent effective, we have to discard the notion of pain as a useful tool in violence. You do not want to "hurt" him; you need to injure him. Anything you do in a violent, life-threatening situation that does not cause an injury is worthless to you.

  • Myth #4 - Being fit can save your life.


  • No matter how fit or strong you are, the best way to hone your self-protection skills is to focus on targeting key points of the body. After that, improving your fitness level can increase the force you deliver to the targets.

  • Myth #5 - You need technical self-defense skills.


  • Technique without injury is only a cool trick, and injury, regardless of how it occurred (with technique or by accident), will always be more effective. It is not important how the injury happens, only that it happens. His ribs do not know if they were broken by a boot, a stick, or a curb; they just know they are broken. All you need is force and a target.

  • Myth #6 - Women who survive are fearless.


  • The first effect in any violent situation is emotion, and the most common one is fear. When a man steps in front of you holding a knife, your adrenaline starts pumping and your heart beats faster. These are reactions that cannot be avoided - nor should they be. It is the fight-or-flight survival instinct that allows you to focus on beating your enemy or getting the hell out of there. Many people fear they will freeze up or act irrationally. When you know how to respond, you will still feel a certain amount of fear that you could be hurt, or that you are about to cause harm to another human being, but that will be tempered with confidence.

  • Myth #7 - Focus on blocking his attacks.


  • Many self-protection classes teach you to react to an attacker's actions. This defensive thinking can make you hesitate ("What is he going to do to me?"), lose focus (waiting to get hurt makes most people freeze), and ultimately be one step behind the attacker. In a threatening situation, do not worry about what he is doing; make him worry about what you are doing.

  • Myth #8 - Try to back away from your attacker.


  • In life-threatening conflict, if you are not injuring someone, you are getting injured. Backing up or attempting to counter his "technique" with another technique (as is typically taught in self-defense classes) only gets you in more trouble: Your body is a lot better at going forward than it is at going backward; for every two feet you move backward, he can move forward three feet.

  • Myth #9 - Hit as often and as quickly as possible.


  • Punching and kicking are akin to slapping an attacker around. If you are in danger, you need to throw all your weight into a single target, or "strike." Imagine you are facing a giant predator and you have a big sack full of rocks. Throw a single rock and "ouch!" is the only reaction you are likely to get. But swing the entire sack at him, hitting him in the head, and he will be out cold. That is the difference between punching and striking.


    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE INFORMATION

    National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women: Toolkit to End Violence Against Women
    In-depth guide for communities, policy leaders, and other individuals on how to end violence against women.

    Violence Against Women Online Resources
    Office of Violence Against Women & Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse website for professionals and practitioners who help victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse.






    Jane Doe Inc.
    The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence


    BATTERER TREATMENT PROGRAMS

  • EMERGE
  • 1-617-422-1550

  • Common Purpose
  • 1-617-628-2451


    Information by Casa Myrna Vasquez, Inc. With Support from The Boston Healthy Start Initiative

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LINKS

    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Domestic Violence
    MoonDragon's D.V. Info: A Guide To Abuse Prevention, Protection, Assistance & Community
    MoonDragon's D.V. Info: Immigration Rights & Resources
    MoonDragon's Parenting: Internet Safety Guidelines - Protecting Your Children From Sexual Predators
    Surviving the Bastard: A guide for abused women - Excellent information for women and their children who need to get away from their abusers.
    Welcome To Silent Killer - Information about various forms of abuse and domestic violence issues, self defense, and survival.
    Little Girl Lost - By a child abuse survivor. - Excellent information for women and their children who need to get away from their abusers.
    A.B.U.S.E.D. Inc. - Family and friends of victims of domestic violence. Also organize seminars on abuse prevention and intervention.
    Advocate Software - Created to assist Domestic and/or Family Violence service providers, programs, and coalitions to collect and report victim demographics and incident statistics.
    Artemis - A Site for Survivors of Domestic Violence - Site for male and female survivors of domestic violence. Includes a message board.
    Diane's Domestic Violence Page - Includes support resources for everyone; memories; help for batterers; and more.
    Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Resource for Georgia residents about legislative actions, etc.
    Domestic Violence - Metro Nashville Police Department
    Domestic Violence Handbook - Resources for Michigan residents.
    Domestic Violence Resources at Questa - Online Library - Essays, comments, statistics, contacts for assistance and links on domestic violence.
    Domestic Violence Personalized Safety Plan
    Domestic Violence Shelter Tour - Learn about life in a shelter by taking a virtual tour. Also includes facts, contacts, and other information.
    dvGuide.com - Resource for victims of domestic violence and stalking, their families and their service providers.
    Report6: Incarcerated Women Inmates - Information about incarcerated women, many were victims of abuse.
    Family Violence Awareness Page - Devoted to helping eliminate all family violence (including child abuse) and to providing information about services.
    CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
    Female Domestic Violence Against Men - Myths and information about violence against men.
    Hiding In The Closet No More! - Domestic violence resources for men and women.
    MINCAVA: Higher Education Center Against Violence & Abuse - Resources, references, teaching aids, conferences, and hypertext links examining issues of violence and abuse.
    Husband Battering
    Men and Domestic Violence Index
    Model Domestic Violence Policy for Counties - Developed by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Provides guidelines for employers, criminal justice, health and human services, and education systems.
    New Standard Domestic Violence Main Menu - More than 60 articles, published over 11 days in this daily newspaper explore domestic violence - its causes, its victims, and some solutions. Includes links to resources on the Net.
    No Safe Place: Violence Against Women - Companion site to the PBS documentary film which tells the stories of women who have been battered, assaulted, and raped, as well as the stories of men who commit these crimes.
    Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Contains list of state resources.
    Safety Net - Domestic violence resources including bibliographies, a handbook on domestic violence, lists of important phone numbers for help and for information, and statistics.
    Safety Zone: Information on Woman Abuse - Resources, information for professionals, the alcohol connection, and links.
    Stop Abuse For Everyone [SAFE] - Information and resources for men in abusive relationships and marriages.
    Violence at Home - Year-long series on domestic violence, from the Sacramento Bee.
    Walking DarkLands - Personal experience of domestic abuse issues including journal pages from family, poetry, and stories with links.
    Wings: A Place For Healing from Abuse - The story of a survivor of domestic violence and other resources.

    ELDER ABUSE & RELATED SERVICES

    National Center on Elder Abuse
    Seniorsí Guide to Preventing Home Improvement Fraud
    Prevent Medicare Fraud: How To Avoid Abuse and Medical Billing Fraud
    CDC: Elder Abuse Prevention Guide
    Legal Services for the Elderly: Where and When to Start





    DOMESTIC ABUSE LINKS

  • Abuse Consultants Online
  • Domestic Abuse Resources: Police Department, Wakefield, MA
  • Domestic Abuse Section: Burlington Police/Lahey, MA
  • Massachusetts Law About Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence, Massachusetts: A Pathfinder by Mass. Trial Court Law Libraries
  • Angels In Blue: Domestic Abuse Laws-Massachusetts
  • Governor's Commission on Domestic Violence - Domestic Abuse
  • Mass Department of Correction Technology Services
  • Brookline, MA Police Programs
  • Links & Resources - Massachusetts Citizens for Children (MCC)
  • Domestic Violence Resource Page - Danvers, MA Police Dept.
  • Foxborough, MA Police Dept: Domestic Abuse Information & Resources
  • AbsoluteWoman.net" Massachusetts, Domestic Abuse Information
  • ElderAbuseCenter.org
  • Reporting Domestic Abuse, NorthEastern University, Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Domestic Abuse Law
  • Prevent Child Abuse Massachusetts
  • Norton, MA Police Dept: Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence: Elder Abuse
  • Jane Doe, Inc. - Voices For Change
  • National Coalition For Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Family Law Information: Neighborhood Legal Services
  • United Way - Protecting Women & Children From Abuse
  • Women's Law Initiative
  • Domestic Abuse Groups Dispute Status of Claims by Men (/gasp!)
  • Kimberly Chapman - Domestic Abuse - US Help
  • Divorce Source: Massachusetts Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Domestic Abuse and Alcohol
  • Therapist Finder - Mental Health Internet Resources, Boston
  • Peace At Home: Domestic Violence Resources
  • Battered Women's Shelters, Massachusetts
  • For Health Care Providers: Tips For Detecting & Treating D.V. Victims
  • Response To Domestic Violence, Quincy, MA
  • Tuft's Women's Center: Violence Help Hotline
  • Stalkers - How To Spot 'Em & Drop 'Em



    MOONDRAGON'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LINKS

    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Domestic Violence
    MoonDragon's Domestic Violence Guide
    MoonDragon's Domestic Violence Immigration Assistance & Information
    MoonDragon's Parenting: Internet Safety Guidelines - Protecting Your Children From Sexual Predators




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