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The 8 kinds of domestic violence: Are you a victim?

The necessary steps required to resolve a domestic violence problem are determining that you are a victim and speaking up to make the abuse stop. If you're a victim, however, this is a lot more difficult to do than one might think. It takes great courage and a strong sense of empowerment to stand up against an abuser.

Remember that men can be victims of domestic violence

It's very important not to stereotype domestic violence victims. While they are often women, it is very possible for men to be the victims in these abusive relationships. Their rights can't be ignored.

Reasons police mark domestic violence cases as unfounded

When you see that a domestic violence case has been deemed "unfounded" by the police, your first thought is probably that the person making the accusations lied. This could happen during a divorce case, for instance, when one person makes up claims to try to get full custody of the kids.

Domestic violence victims helped with housing

Domestic violence victims in northwest Houston are being helped when it comes to finding housing thanks to a brand new nonprofit program. The program received $1 million from a federal grant, which began in December. The program is being run by Northwest Assistance Ministries through the Family Violence Center.

Domestic violence restraining orders in Nebraska

The most difficult part of any long-term domestic violence scenario in Nebraska is not the difficulty in putting it to a stop. It's the difficulty in empowering victims to come forward and say "enough is enough." Nebraska has numerous laws that protect victims of domestic violence. Victims can get restraining orders, remove their children from the abuser and even bring their pets with them if they have to leave their homes.

When protection orders are abused

The state of Nebraska is concerned with protecting the victims of abuse, and it seeks to stop any situations of abuse immediately. In fact, the state is so concerned that it will usually take the side of those who claim to be victims and bar the other parent from having contact with that person based on little information beyond he-said-she-said accounts.

5 categories of domestic violence

Domestic violence generally refers to acts of violence or intimidation against a victim who cohabits with -- or was romantically involved with -- the abuser. In most cases, domestic violence will fall under five primary categories of abuse. These include:

How can I get an order of protection in Omaha?

There are two primary kinds of protective orders, so it's important that Omaha residents consider what kind they need before they apply. One is a Domestic Abuse Protection Order and the other is a Harassment Protection Order.

Nebraska protection orders

Nebraska laws that designed to protect the victims of domestic violence are made for swift action. That's because most victims of domestic violence do not have the luxury of waiting to receive protection from the law. However, that does not prevent protection orders and domestic violence-related laws from being abused in our state.

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