Who is in the best position to really identify the victims of domestic violence and help them? It isn't a social worker or a police officer. It's probably a doctor.
Whenever gun violence happens in the United States, people inevitably look back at the shooter's social media pages and the things that he or she said in the hours and days before the attack and say, "Why didn't someone notice?"
Most people think of domestic violence as something that involves married couples or people who at least live together.
A California woman is now behind bars and waiting on the judge to decide how many years she'll sit there. She fainted when the verdict came back, finding her guilty of attempting to murder her now ex-husband and the father of her child.
The subject of lesbian domestic violence isn't something that people often hear a lot about -- even though it is surprisingly common.
If you're trying to convince the judge that you're either innocent of domestic violence allegations or the actual victim of domestic violence, here is a piece of advice you can take to heart: Don't try to intimidate a witness in your case.
Getting a temporary protective order is usually a breeze -- judges err on the side of caution and will generally issue the order based simply on your sworn statement.
If you have an existing restraining order against an abusive ex-partner, what does it take to renew it? A recent decision by the California Appellate Court provides some important clarification on the matter.
Please, if you're the victim of domestic violence, seek medical care.
Domestic violence isn't about gender -- it's about control.