The Report Cards survey the civil domestic violence protection order laws of all fifty states and the District of Columbia, assessing their impact on teens seeking protection from abusive relationships.
The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is pleased to publish the results of a 10-month needs assessment of the current state of domestic violence victim services and victims’ needs in Louisiana.
For the protection to remain in effect, you must go to court before the close of the next business day to request a temporary restraining order and/or a protective order.* Temporary Restraining Orders: When you go to court to file for a long-term protective order, you can also ask for a temporary restraining order (TRO). (There is no requirement that the abuse itself be recent, immediate, or present.) As soon as a TRO is issued, the abuser will be notified that you have an order against him/her.
The court may issue you a TRO during an ex parte hearing without the abuser present if there is an "immediate and present danger of abuse." The judge must consider any and all past history of abuse, or threats of abuse, in determining whether or not there is an immediate and present danger of abuse. The court will give you a date (usually within 21 days) for a full court hearing where you and the abuser each have a chance to be present and tell your sides of the story.** Long-term Protective Orders: A long-term protective order can be issued only after a court hearing where you and the abuser both have the opportunity to tell your sides of the story to a judge. If you do not go to the hearing, your TRO may expire and you will have to start the process over.
Hiring qualified workers has been a continuing challenge for health care businesses that provide home and community-based services.
In response, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will host a series of Workforce Summits in July to help providers who deliver services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and the aging population.