Domestic violence can range from verbal abuse to homicide. It crosses all boundaries of race, religion, age and economic levels. YES, we have domestic violence here in Glen Rock, the problem is just as bad here as anywhere else. In fact, you are more likely to be assaulted by a family or household member than you are a stranger in the street.
Domestic violence follows a pattern. Stress is allowed to escalate. It results in a violent incident. The violence is followed by a period of apology and romantic intimacy.
- Survivors of domestic violence often report that abuse was present during their dating relationship.
- Alcohol or drug use is often cited as an excuse for violent behavior.
- The New Jersey “Prevention of Domestic Violence Act” (1982) declares that domestic violence is a SERIOUS CRIME.
Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Emergency Call 9-1-1
- Alternatives to Domestic Violence Confidential HOTLINE: (201) 336-7575
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders:
- You have the right to go to the Superior Court, Family Part at the County Court house in Hackensack and file a complaint requesting relief. For example, this may be for an order restraining your attacker from abusing you, or directing your attacker to leave your household. You may request that the clerk of the court assist you in applying for this order. If your attacker violates the term of an existing order, it can be enforced. You also have the right to go to the Municipal Court and file a criminal complaint.
- On weekends, holidays, and other times when the courts are closed, the Police can assist you in obtaining an emergency after hours restraining order from the Judge of the Municipal Court.
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