Abuse & Harassment

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Inform yourself about cases where there is abuse, harassment or violence. It is important to know what type of case you are dealing with, so start with the Basics section. Once you know what kind of case you want information about, click on that topic for much more information, instructions and resources for help.

Basics
Find basic information about abuse and harassment cases, how to protect yourself from abuse or harassment, and how to get help .

Domestic Violence
Learn how to create a safety plan, ask for a restraining order to protect yourself, and understand how domestic violence can affect your children and your custody and visitation rights. Find help on how to answer a restraining order request.

Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse
Find information about elder abuse and abuse against dependent adults. Learn how to can create a safety plan to make sure you are safe and how to ask for a restraining order to protect yourself. Also learn how to answer a restraining order request.

Civil Harassment
Find help to create a safety plan to make sure you are safe from civil harassment, ask for a restraining order to protect yourself, as well as learn how to answer a restraining order request.

Workplace Violence
Learn about workplace violence and understand how to ask for a restraining order to protect an employee. Find out how you answer a restraining order request.

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