The clerk of the court shall provide a copy of this section, simplified forms, and clerical assistance for the preparation and filing of such a petition by any person who is not represented by counsel.
Notwithstanding any other law, the clerk of the court may not assess a fee for filing a petition for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence.
Petitioner seeks: an immediate injunction against the respondent, enjoining him or her from committing any further acts of violence; an injunction enjoining the respondent from committing any further acts of violence; and an injunction providing any terms the court deems necessary for the protection of the petitioner and the petitioner’s immediate family, including any injunctions or directives to law enforcement agencies.Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall set a hearing to be held at the earliest possible time.From this reimbursement, the clerk shall pay the law enforcement agency serving the injunction the fee requested by the law enforcement agency; however, this fee may not exceed .The sworn petition shall allege the incidents of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence and shall include the specific facts and circumstances that form the basis upon which relief is sought.“Sexual assault and sexual harassment happen to people of all identities and in a range of circumstances, from intimate settings to the workplace,” Adams said.
“We hope that the information VPR shared in October will encourage anyone at MIT who has experienced partner violence to reach out to us.
The respondent shall be personally served with a copy of the petition, notice of hearing, and temporary injunction, if any, prior to the hearing.
When it appears to the court that an immediate and present danger of violence exists, the court may grant a temporary injunction which may be granted in an ex parte hearing, pending a full hearing, and may grant such relief as the court deems proper, including an injunction enjoining the respondent from committing any acts of violence. 90.204, in a hearing ex parte for the purpose of obtaining such temporary injunction, no evidence other than the verified pleading or affidavit shall be used as evidence, unless the respondent appears at the hearing or has received reasonable notice of the hearing.
The #metoo social media campaign was created ten years ago to help people understand the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in society, but has seen a resurgence recently.
Many victims have embraced #metoo, while others have chosen not to share their experiences.
“But, it’s important to remember that making significant progress on prevention requires ongoing efforts that continue well after awareness months have passed.” “Our VPR team members are caring, compassionate, and conscientious, and always willing to help students and other community members who are experiencing violence in their relationships, or feeling threatened or intimidated,” said Suzy Nelson, vice president and dean for student life.