Handling a wrongful “emergency” restraining order

Updated and reprinted from a Breaking the Glasses post on how to prepare to fight back against a temporary emergency restraining order, also known as civil order of protection, taken out by a vindictive or manipulative ex.

First, and most importantly, seek legal council.…

Justice Department Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

In December, 2015, the US Department of Justice (DoJ), issued new guidelines to to help law enforcement agencies (LEAs) prevent gender bias in their response to sexual assault and domestic violence. The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Civil Rights Division and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) collaborated to produce the guidance.…