2) For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and section 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
WHAT CONSTITUTES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself; Dating Violence: The term ‘‘dating violence’’ means violence committed by a person 1) Who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and 2) The existence of such a relationship shall be based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
Criminal charges of violence that are alleged to take place among people with certain family and dating relationships are accompanied by protective orders, according to Texas Family Code, Title 4.
These protective orders, often called no-contact orders or restraining orders, can have a profound effect on the life of the accused.
Additionally, some of these domestic violence-related offenses carry greater penalties if they occur between people who are in family or dating relationships.
Domestic violence is a hot topic issue throughout the country right now, and accusations should be taken seriously. At Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr, our attorneys have significant experience in dealing with difficult cases.
As a dad to three pre-teen sons (11 year-old triplets), the thought of them dating in the not-so-distant future is slightly terrifying.
From a young age, my wife and I have been very clear about our expectations about how they treat their peers (both boys and girls) and about bullying.
“And it’s not always physically—it’s usually mentally.
“At first we just wanted to spread the word and educate people about the problem and how big of a problem it was,” said Ashlyn.
“We joined with Texas Advocacy Project and the project’s just grown and grown, way bigger than we would ever expect it would.” Earlier last month, the students headed to the Texas Capitol to discuss amendments to a 2007 bill that required students to be educated about dating violence.
Since the students’ day at the Texas Capital, a new bill has been filed.
According to Jezebel, the new bill will “create a workgroup to analyze these policies and find a better way to implement dating violence programs in schools.” The team is also continuing to work closely with the Texas Advocacy Project and Texas Council on Family Violence to see this through. Is your team participating in the Project Outreach Challenge this year?