Month: May 2020

Domestic Violence: What May Keep Victims From Leaving Their Abuser

In previous pieces, we've discussed domestic violence and how much it has increased. We talked a bit about some of the most common reasons why victims of domestic abuse do not leave their abusers. Things like the fear of homelessness,...

May 14, 2020

Domestic Violence: Why Victims May Be Afraid to Come Forward

As of the beginning of May, we see some significant improvements in operations. We just learned the courts here in Ventura County are preparing to open up. That means they are taking pleadings and some electronic filings for criminal cases...

May 12, 2020

Domestic Violence: Changes to Statutes and Obtaining Restraining Orders

Working from home has been a valued opportunity for some of us, including me, Carla Hartley. I've been lucky enough to be able to work at home in a safe environment, but that's not what happens to other people. That's...

May 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update Ventura County Stay-Well-At-Home Order and Superior Court Partial Closure Extended

One of the things you learn in the Marine Corps is that if you have work to do and don't like the orders, there's no benefit in fighting it. You get the work done. That's a good motto to have...

May 5, 2020