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  • Do I Need a Lawyer?

    Do I Need a Lawyer?

    The American Bar Association offers resources for domestic abuse survivors navigating the legal system | Survivors of domestic violence often wonder if they need a ... read more

  • Safety for Undocumented Victims of Abuse

    Safety for Undocumented Victims of Abuse

    Fearing deportation, illegal immigrants often stay silent about domestic violence | Domestic violence is a crime no one is immune to. No matter a person’s class, stat... read more

  • Can He Rape Me if We're Married?

    Can He Rape Me if We're Married?

    Marital rape is a very real—and very illegal—offense | Make no mistake about it—marital rape is a serious form of violence and an often-present component of domestic ... read more

  • Steps to Safety After a PPO

    Steps to Safety After a PPO

    When it's time to escape, make sure to have a plan | About 20% of abuse victims file for a personal protection order, or PPO, according to the Centers for Disea... read more

  • How to Get a Personal Protection Order

    How to Get a Personal Protection Order

    Don’t feel overwhelmed by the process—advocacy agencies can help | Protection orders, sometimes referred to as restraining orders and injunctions, are available to ... read more

  • Protect Yourself with a PPO

    Protect Yourself with a PPO

    The three types of personal protection orders you can obtain | Survivors have the right to protect themselves against their abusers, and the courts can help by issuin... read more