According to a CDC study, 4.5 million women in California have been experienced domestic violence. Similarly, the California Women’s Health Survey reports 40% of women in California experienced violence from an intimate partner. Although women are more commonly victims of domestic violence, national reports show 1 in 4 men are likely to have experienced intimate violence too. During 2017 in San Diego alone, law enforcement received 17,306 reports of domestic violence.
Domestic violence cases are complicated, sensitive, and emotional. If you are a victim of domestic violence or have been accused of being an abuser, it’s important to contact an attorney to help you through your case. An experienced attorney will ensure that your case is handled with precision and care. In addition, to helping you through the legal process of a domestic violence case, our firm can provide additional resources for victims of domestic violence.
San Diego Domestic Violence Resources
Shelters & Centers:
Many of the resources above will help victims stay safe and heal. If you are a victim of domestic violence and are currently fearful of your safety, it is essential to get away from your abuser. If you are able to find a place of safety for you and any children, do not disclose your location to anyone you do not trust. This includes posting on social media. It’s often difficult for victims to have a safe place because of their relationship with the abuser, shelters and centers can help you find safety.
Our firm is also here to provide legal resources in ensuring your safety and holding abusers liable.