2020 Has Not Been Good For Domestic Violence Victims
With stay at home orders being implemented for the past few months, people have been forced to remain in the same home as their abusers and it has caused terrible things for our community. Stay at home orders have made it much more difficult for people to get out of their current abusive situations and the abusers have even more control now than they used to because of it.
Domestic violence is unfortunately very common in today’s society even when the world seems normal. Now everyone is forced to shelter in place which has been a recipe for disaster for any victims of domestic violence. Many authorities are reporting an increase in the severity of these cases as well due to how many victims recall their experiences as prolonged torture due to the inability to leave their homes and get help.
Authorities in Colorado Springs have been implementing measures to help keep the violent offenders in custody for extended periods during this time however, they are also not trying to pack the jails with too many people when it is safest to maintain social distancing policies. This has helped many offenders get released early and give them access to their victims less than 24 hours later which is what the government is pushing to prevent.
Local authorities have also stated that the stay at home orders are not applied to people in danger. If you are in a bad situation, you are authorized to remove yourself from that situation and seek help however is necessary. We at Rector Law Firm are also here to help you pursue charges against your abuser and will do everything we can to use the legal system to protect you from further incidents with your abuser.
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been an interesting year for the history books, but many other challenges and problems have been brought to light due to all of the new restrictions imposed on us all recently. We hope that our local governments will use this new data to pursue better laws that will make it easier for victims to get help and prevent the abusers from gaining access to their victims again.
At the end of the day, our experienced domestic violence attorneys have a responsibility to help those in need and we at Rector Law Firm want all domestic violence victims to know that we will fight for you in your pursuit of justice to the full extent of the law. We offer free consultations 24/7 so don’t hesitate to call us at (719) 578-1106.