No person should ever be afraid of the person they love the most. Unfortunately, that is exactly the case for far too many people. Victims of domestic violence often live in fear of their abusers, even going so far as to relocate, but there is always the risk that an abusive partner could find out the new whereabouts of his or her victim. The National Address Confidentiality program exists to assist families who are victims of domestic violence in New Jersey and other states.
New Jersey residents are by now aware that victims of certain crimes may face hardships through no fault of their own. Recent changes to requirements to obtain a drivers' license or a REAL ID, which is a new form of license recognized on a federal level, may leave victims of domestic violence in a pinch. Many victims feel they must seek safety in the form of shelters or by staying with a friend or family member. This can be a potential roadblock when it comes time to obtain a drivers' license or ID that requires a listed address.
Famed hip hop musician Fabalous has been indicted by a New Jersey court amid serious accusations of abuse. The state takes each accusation of domestic violence seriously, and celebrity status is not taken into consideration in a court of law. Instead, charged are filed based on investigatory findings by law enforcement, just like cases that do not involve a famous person.
As many New Jersey residents are aware, communities across the nation are trying to put a stop to violent crimes. Domestic violence remains a chief concern among law enforcement and community outreach programs. This crime covers a broad range of scenarios, and many people may not know they are a victim until the situation worsens and it is too late.
Though certainly not the first television show based in New Jersey, the show "Jersey Shore" and recent spin-off "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" continues to captivate audiences nationwide. Many viewers have been keeping up with the rowdy cast of characters for nearly a decade and tune in each week to see the latest antics. The cast, however, is all grown up, and plot lines now show real-life struggles -- like marriage, legal trouble and domestic violence.
New Jersey residents would likely be saddened to know that violence in the home continues to be a growing concern for the state. Domestic violence calls continue to pour into local police stations and safe haven services. The problem is so pervasive that some local police stations are looking for volunteers to be trained to render aid to victims in situations of domestic violence.
Trying to escape an abusive relationship is often difficult. Not only are victims typically controlled by another spouse emotionally, physically and/or financially, the legal system is not always in a victim's favor. Anyone who is the victim of domestic violence will likely need the assistance of a New Jersey attorney to guide them through best approach to safely leave an abusive relationship.
Explosive tempers, mood swings, checking social media posts without permission, isolation from family and friends, and possessiveness are all signs that someone might be in an abusive dating relationship. According to one website, the majority of college students do not know how to recognize the signs of an abusive relationship or understand how to help someone that may be in one. The lack of awareness for some students may be a contributing factor to explain why many college students in New Jersey and across the United States are at an elevated risk for domestic violence.
Sadly, some people do not know how to effectively communicate with a significant other or how to effectively channel their anger. For some individuals, the ineffective communication can result in domestic physical or emotional abuse. Because authorities take any accusations of domestic violence seriously, accused New Jersey individuals may be interested in another couple's complicated case.
Destination weddings can give the beginning of any marriage the appearance of a fairy tale, but the reality is most marriages are not fairy tales. Some New Jersey marriages quickly become nightmares and spiral out of control. Fortunately, a family court can intervene between a couple who cannot make amends or come to an agreement on the care and custody of their children. Adriana Partridge has filed for divorce from her husband and was granted a temporary restraining order against him following an alleged domestic violence incident.