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(NOT-SO-MUCH) LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS- PART IV

LOCKDOWN- WEEK THREE
So I posted a few blogs that were designed to invoke laughter as the best medicine in a time where laughs are hard to come by.  Now that we in South Florida, and specifically Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, enter Week Three of lockdown, the pressure cookers inside some homes are heating up beyond the boiling point.
On all accounts, incidents of domestic violence are up.  This is not surprising given that people have been ordered to remain virtually locked up with their (potential) abuser.
NOBODY HAS TO TAKE ABUSE OR LIVE WITH AN ABUSER.
But there is still help available.  Even under these extreme circumstances, the Courts remain open for those seeking a restraining order.  And there are other places to seek help.
If you are living with an abuser, or you fell you or your children are about to become a victim of domestic violence, the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County Courthouses are open to help you file a petition and, if the legal criteria are met,  obtain a restraining order  a/k/a Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence.

The specifics of the Broward Order can be found at:
http://www.17th.flcourts.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-23-Temp.pd

(see page 2-3 [II.A.(9)] and page 7-8 [III. E.])

And to familiarize yourself with the information, including instructions, that you will need to provide in filling out the Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence, and to use a web friendly form,  go to https://caseman.flcourts.org/forms/980a.aspx.


If you are afraid to leave, and need further help, including options on safe places to go, here is a list of
Resources:
• Florida Domestic Violence 24-Hour Crisis Hotline Call: (800) 500-1119
• Miami-Dade County Coordinated Victims Assistance Center Call: (305) 285- 5900
• Florida Domestic Violence 24-Hour Crisis Hotline Call: (800) 500-1119
• The Advocate Program -Miami-Dade County email: info@advocateprogram.com
• Women in Distress of Broward County For injunctions (restraining orders) 954-326-6302 (M-F before 5 p.m.  24-hour crisis hotline: (954) 761-1133
• Broward State Attorney’s Office-Domestic Violence Unit (with list of further resources and numbers) http://www.sao17.state.fl.us/assets/domesticviolence1.htm
• Additional resources (Homesafe) in Palm Beach County https://www.helphomesafe.org/getting-help/

• Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence and Stalking: Call: (305) 547-0140
• Domestic Abuse Shelter of the Florida Keys 24 hr- crisis hotline: (305) 743-4440
• Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence and Stalking: Call: (305) 547-0140
• Miami Non Profit Domestic Violence Shelter. Open 24/7. 24-hour hotline: (305) 693-1170
And those of you who want to take out problems of the world on someone closest to you- and you portend to care about…..GO TAKE A WALK OR A RUN!
Here’s hoping we can all start hugging again soon.

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