Domestic abuse is pervasive — transcending racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic boundaries — and the statistics are staggering. In 2019, there were 52 victims of domestic violence homicide in Wisconsin.1 It is imperetive that lawyers and guardians ad litem working with victims understand the array of tools that can help protect them.
At Protecting Victims of Abuse Using Restraining Orders, you’ll learn to recognize abusive behaviors, and know exactly how domestic abuse is defined by law. You’ll also debunk commonly held misconceptions about domestic abuse and examine barriers to disclosure.
Then, you’ll delve into two kinds of restraining orders that may offer relief to victims — domestic abuse and harassment restraining orders. Experienced presenters will help you:
- Analyze the differences between the two types of restraining orders
- Determine which restraining order may be more appropriate under the circumstances
- Understand the two-part process for filing a restraining order
- Identify what information it may be helpful to gather prior to filing
Additionally, a court commissioner will walk you through an injunction hearing and how to help your client prepare for it. You’ll also explore how the dynamics of domestic abuse could impact your case and receive guidance on best practices to employ in court.
Offer sound guidance to victims in need of protection with the information you’ll receive at Protecting Victims of Abuse Using Restraining Orders.
1Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report: 2019 Homicides and a Review of 20 Years of Data