A domestic violence relationship is one in which the parties are spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have resided together at any time.
The pattern of behavior by the offender can be the same as that of a domestic violence offender, the difference being that the parties do not and have not lived together or shared children.
Many people who are involved in a repeat violence, sexual violence or dating violence case do not realize the serious implications that such cases carry with them.
CASA's Legal Advocacy Program is designed to assist those who seek legal services or police protection due to domestic violence.
Our legal advocates are available in both civil and criminal court for support and help through the legal process.
For more information, call CASA at 727-895-4912 and ask for a legal advocate.
Whether you are the victim of repeat violence, sexual violence or dating violence, or the victim of a false accusation of repeat violence, sexual violence or dating violence, such matters must be taken seriously.