domestic violence

Restraining Orders: What are they and what do they mean?

A restraining order, also called a protection or protective order, is a legally binding order issued by a judge that restrains a person's actions regarding another person. A domestic violence restraining order typically prohibits a person from contacting, attempting to contact, harassing, threatening or harming another person. Harm can refer to physical, emotional and psychological harm.

The Truth Behind 3 Domestic Violence Myths

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has compiled some eye-opening statistics about domestic violence in the United States. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner, which equates to more than 10 million men and women each year. But even with these numbers, many Americans still don't know the whole truth about domestic violence.