, apply to victims regardless of their age, gender, economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, education, or immigration status. S.” stands for CT General Statutes, which are the laws of the State of Connecticut.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.They typically remain in effect until the end of the criminal case. However, Standing Criminal Protective Orders can be issued and remain in effect for a lifetime or until further action by the court. Connecticut defines family or household member to include any of the following persons regardless of their age: “Family violence means an incident resulting in physical harm, bodily injury or assault, or an act of threatened violence that constitutes fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, including, but not limited to, stalking or a pattern of threatening, between family or household members. § 31-51ss - Leave from employment for victims of family violence In Connecticut, if you are a victim of family violence or sexual assault you have the right to keep your address confidential by using the Address Confidentiality Program offered through CT’s Office of the Secretary of the State. To learn more about the program, visit the Office of the Secretary of the State.Verbal abuse or argument shall not constitute family violence unless there is present danger and the likelihood that physical violence will occur.” There are many criminal offenses that constitute family violence if they occur between individuals that meet the above definition of family or household member. Please note that the above list is not exhaustive of all of the violent crimes that constitute family violence. § 47a-11e – Termination of rental agreement because of family violence In Connecticut, employers with 3 or more employees must allow workers experiencing family violence to take up to 12 days off in a calendar year for certain issues resulting from the violence, such as the victim needing to seek medical care or attend a related court hearing. This program provides you with a substitute mailing address so that the address of where you live can be kept private.