Have you ever been denied your right to protection by a police officer? Have the police ever told you “just go to family court” to get what you need?
As we know, many women go to family court looking for help and protection from abusive men, and instead what they get is further victimization. In many cases, their children will be taken away from them and given to the abuser. Women face discrimination in family court (and by the police, and the DA, and Social Services, too). Our advice: avoid family court at all costs! But don’t worry – the law is on your side.
Did you know that you can request an Order of Protection directly from your local Criminal Court? The police are actually REQUIRED to assist you! They can be sued for police misconduct if they don’t! Sometimes they need to be told…
Here is an Advocacy Letter from AMICABLE in America to take to the police to help you obtain an order of protection from your local criminal court for a family offense, without having to go to dreaded family court where they take children away from protecting mothers and give them to abusers.
Click here –> oprequest
Furthermore, if you know your child was abused but the police aren’t doing anything about it (which they rarely do), then guess what? You can STILL have the abuser arrested if you file the accusatory instrument yourself! Just know that when the police file them, they are not liable. But when an ordinary citizen files them, they can be held accountable for making a false written statement, so it is advisable to get the help of an attorney in drafting your complaint. Your allegations should contain non-hearsay statements and it’s extremely helpful (necessary for a conviction) to have corroborating evidence.
We are not attorneys, mind you. But the law is a resource available us all.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.