Safety Issue 6:
Staying Safe in COURT
- Wait in a safe place if your batterer is nearby (next to a security guard or a bailiff in court).
- Sit as far as possible from the batterer. Always make sure other people are around and preferably between you and the batterer.
- Avoid speaking to the batterer or the batterers family members. Be careful in allowing the batterer or family members to visit with the children.
- Make sure that you are safe when you leave a courthouse or any public place. Batterers often stalk victims to find out where they live, or to punish them for taking legal action.