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2014 Restraining Order Legislative Updates

Monday, May 12 from 1:00-2:00 PM
At your desk

We have changed the topic for this month due to legislative changes in restraining orders!  Three new Acts take effect in April: Act 223, Act 311 and Act 322. These bills include such changes as: stalking is a basis to obtain a domestic abuse restraining order; a domestic abuse or harassment order can be granted for up to 10 years or a child abuse order for up to five years IF the court finds the respondent might commit homicide or sexual assault against the petitioner; firearms surrender can be requested in an individual at risk order; and child abuse petition forms must keep the child’s name confidential.  In addition, Act 321 [SAFE Act], takes effect on Nov 1, 2014 and contains the process to implement firearms surrender and for use at the time of the return of a firearm.  

Director of Justice Systems Tess Meuer will lead this discussion. Registration opens in April.This webinar is part of a series for staff of domestic violence programs. On one Monday every month, End Abuse Legal staff Tess Meuer or Morgan Young will highlight a current legal issue or trend for advocates around the state. Time will be reserved at the end of the hour for participants to ask questions about the current topic--or any legal topic--of concern to victim advocates. These sessions will be either a webinar or a conference call.

To register click HERE.

Please note: The topic previously planned for the May Tess Talks, Legal Considerations for Survivors with Disabilities, will occur on Monday, Aug. 18.