This court order will help protect you from further abuse and might include provisions such as requiring that your abuser leave the home or prohibiting your abuser from contacting you. Family Relations or the state's attorney often request protective orders.
Civil restraining orders can be in effect for up to one year with the possibility of requesting an extension. They provide similar protection to the civil restraining order, but can only be made following an arrest/arraignment. § 46b-38c -Family violence response and intervention units.
To that end, we’ve collected examples of many of the types of services mentioned in the report, as well as some “fun and funky” services that we’ve seen pop up at libraries across the county.
We’ll keep updating the list with new examples as we hear about them.
However, Standing Criminal Protective Orders can be issued and remain in effect for a lifetime or until further action by the court. The free CCPL Mobile smartphone app features a Digital Books & Media channel that makes finding and downloading e-books and e-audiobooks from the library’s collection.In addition to using the app to renew and reserve items, patrons can also use the tool to find library branches and hours of operation.Connecticut defines family or household member to include any of the following persons regardless of their age: “Family violence means an incident resulting in physical harm, bodily injury or assault, or an act of threatened violence that constitutes fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, including, but not limited to, stalking or a pattern of threatening, between family or household members. § 31-51ss - Leave from employment for victims of family violence In Connecticut, if you are a victim of family violence or sexual assault you have the right to keep your address confidential by using the Address Confidentiality Program offered through CT’s Office of the Secretary of the State. To learn more about the program, visit the Office of the Secretary of the State.Verbal abuse or argument shall not constitute family violence unless there is present danger and the likelihood that physical violence will occur.” There are many criminal offenses that constitute family violence if they occur between individuals that meet the above definition of family or household member. Please note that the above list is not exhaustive of all of the violent crimes that constitute family violence. § 47a-11e – Termination of rental agreement because of family violence In Connecticut, employers with 3 or more employees must allow workers experiencing family violence to take up to 12 days off in a calendar year for certain issues resulting from the violence, such as the victim needing to seek medical care or attend a related court hearing. This program provides you with a substitute mailing address so that the address of where you live can be kept private.