Protection For Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted Apr 29, 2020
By Washington State Family Law Group
A “stay home, stay safe” mandate to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is unfortunately not very safe for many domestic violence victims. Domestic violence in Washington State is legally defined as physical harm, bodily injury, assault, including sexual assault, stalking, or inflicting fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault between family or household members.
Abusers can take advantage of social distancing, isolation, and increased time at home during a quarantine to further control and abuse victims, including children. Increased stress on families during a pandemic can...Read More