Senator Anna M. Caballero (SD 12) Announces legislation to help survivors of domestic violence.
The Stay at Home Order issued March 2020 in California has had the unintended consequence of increasing the number of domestic violence and abuse reports throughout our state. For those that make the oftentimes dangerous decision to leave an abusive partner, obtaining a domestic violence restraining order is a vital first step.
Currently a judge can grant a multitude of different orders to provide protections for the abused party in a domestic violence restraining order, yet no options exist to keep school, medical and dental information about the shared children from the abuser, in order to protect the children and the non- putative party. If there is no clear language stating otherwise, these 3rd party institutions have no authority to deny a parent their legal right to information.