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P.A. 18-05 - An Act Concerning Dual Arrests and the
Training Required of Law Enforcement Personnel with Respect to Domestic
P.A. 14-234 - An Act Concerning Domestic Violence and Sexual
Connecticut General Statutes
Chapter 815a - Orders of Protection and Relief
46b-15. Relief from physical abuse, stalking or pattern of
threatening by family or household member. Application. Court orders.
Duration. Service of application, affidavit, any ex parte order and notice
of hearing. Copies. Expedited hearing for violation of order. Other
Foreign order of protection. Full faith and
credit. Enforcement. Affirmative defense. Child custody provision.
Duties of Superior
Court re applicants for restraining orders in domestic violence situations.
46b-15c. Powers of court in family relations matter re taking
out-of-court testimony when one party is subject to a protective order,
restraining order or standing criminal restraining order. Videoconference
hearings permitted. Oaths. Cross-examination.
46b-16. Petition to Superior Court for ex parte order temporary care
and custody of child when parent arrested for custodial interference.
Duration of order.
Chapter 815e -
46b-38a. Family violence prevention and response: Definitions.
46b-38b. Investigation of family violence crime by peace officer.
Arrest. Assistance to victim. Guidelines. Compliance with model law
enforcement policy on family violence. Education and training program.
Assistance and protocols for victims whose immigration status is
questionable. Exceptions. (2020
46b-38h. Designation of conviction of certain crimes as involving
domestic violence for purposes of criminal history record information. (2020
Chapter 952 - Penal Code:
Chapter 968a - Address
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Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Forms
Filing an Application for a Civil Protection Order
Filing an Application for a Restraining Order
Family Violence Education Program, Application, Order, Disposition
For Relief From Abuse
Statement of Facts - Relief from Abuse
Request for Nondisclosure of Location Information