A Safe Place to offer Video Court to the Public July 1
Beginning July 1, 2014, survivors of domestic and sexual violence can apply for court protective orders and appear for the court hearing via video conferencing – all without leaving A Safe Place Family Justice Center. This includes Family Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA), Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Act (EPPDAPA), and Sexual Assault Protective Orders (SAPO).
Video court is another tool that allows survivors of domestic and sexual violence to feel empowered, by allowing them to participate in the legal process in a safe and trauma-informed space.
At A Safe Place, survivors can also:
- Speak with someone knowledgeable about domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or abuse against older adults and people with disabilities.
- Discuss ways to stay safe.
- Find out about housing and other basic resources.
- Learn about the court process and legal issues.
- File a police report.
- Attend a support group or receive counseling.
If someone would like same day support in filling out the court paperwork, they need to arrive at A Safe Place by 8:30 a.m.
A Safe Place Family Justice Center for Clackamas County is the community's collective response to adults and children impacted by family violence. A Safe Place brings several agencies and people together to provide support and safety for anyone experiencing domestic or sexual violence, stalking, or abuse against older adults and people with disabilities. Services are survivor-driven, holistic, and trauma-informed. Those services are meant to save lives, heal families, and to eventually eliminate abuse from the community.
A Safe Place is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is located at 256 Warner Milne Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045.
For information, contact A Safe Place at 503-655-8600.
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