I decided to create WAV twenty years ago to give women a place where they would feel they weren’t alone.Whether they were in an emotional or physically abusive relationship, felt a need for hope or change in their lives or just need someone they can relate to, WAV is a platform that helps women seek resources, share their stories and ask questions that they would be afraid to ask directly and not feel alone.When children are exposed to any type of violence in the home, they become more likely to engage in angry and violent behavior, and may find themselves when they are adults also victims of abuse.We provide supportive, ongoing counseling services for the duration of your recovery from mental or physical violence or abuse.The sworn petition shall allege the incidents of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence and shall include the specific facts and circumstances that form the basis upon which relief is sought.
is effective for 15 days following the date the respondent is released from incarceration.
The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the consideration of the following factors: The frequency and type of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship must have included that the persons have been involved over time and on a continuous basis during the course of the relationship.
There is created a cause of action for an injunction for protection in cases of repeat violence, there is created a separate cause of action for an injunction for protection in cases of dating violence, and there is created a separate cause of action for an injunction for protection in cases of sexual violence.
Sharing your vulnerability in itself gives you power.
Action by victim of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence for protective injunction; dating violence investigations, notice to victims, and reporting; pretrial release violations; public records exemption.“Violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death, by a person against any other person.“Repeat violence” means two incidents of violence or stalking committed by the respondent, one of which must have been within 6 months of the filing of the petition, which are directed against the petitioner or the petitioner’s immediate family member.“Dating violence” means violence between individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.