Know about Elder Abuse What is “elder abuse?” Elder Abuse has many forms. It can mean any mistreatment of a senior. Examples include confinement, neglect, abandonment, bodily injury, unwanted sexual contact, verbal intimidation and threats, and financial exploitation. Myth: “We don't have that problem in our community.” Fact: Abuse is often not seen or recognized.
Idaho courts can assist a victim of domestic violence through protection orders which restrict or prohibit contact between the victim of abuse and the abuser. Idaho Code Section 39-6301, et seq. Domestic violence includes physical injury, sexual abuse, forced imprisonment or the threat thereof. We also have specific county guides available for Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties regarding the civil protection order process. Please view these guides below.
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. has created a Civil Protection Order Guide to help you understand who may file for a civil protection order, what circumstances and situations allow one to file for a civil protection order, and what relationships, if any, are required between the person filing for a civil protection order and the person the civil protection order is against. This guide also includes information on how to file for a civil protection order, what hearings take place, how to prepare for these hearings, and resources available to Idahoans.
Victim of Crime Services after Court If your abuser is in prison, you have certain rights and responsibilities involved in their parole. The Commission of Pardons and Parole is Idaho’s parole and clemency board. The Commission meets every month at various Department of Correction institutions to conduct parole hearings and case reviews. Victim information and participation is an important and reccommended aspect of this process.
Emergency Help If you or someone you know is being abused, get help as soon as possible. You can find the following kinds of help: Legal Help 24-hour domestic violence hotlines Shelters Legal Help Call the ILAS domestic violence hotline 208-746-7541
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