Friday, February 03, 2012

Have you created an evidentiary abuse affidavit yet

As a survivor, have you created an evidentiary abuse affidavit yet? This is something new that some survivors of domestic violence are just now learning about.

This tool is a way for survivors of domestic violence to document the abuse that they are experiencing. Document the Abuse has information on the evidentiary abuse affidavit and how it can be used to support a case. A phone app is in development and will be available in the near future.

It's the brainchild of Susan Murphy-Milano who discusses the process in her book Time's Up. When it comes to helping victims deal with abuse, this lady knows her stuff. She has been in the field for 20 years and brought all of her knowledge into creating the evidentiary abuse affidavit. Susan believes in this because she feels that it will help survivors to be safer.

Also on board with this project is Sandra L. Brown of Safe Relationships Magazine. Plus legal analyst and attorney, Holly Hughes and Pastor Neil Shori are speaking out in support of the evidentiary abuse affidavit. Hope for Healing.Org is a supporting community partner.

The affidavit is simple to create. Here's a video demonstration. Click the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit link to find out more about creating one.

Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit by Susan Murphy Milano from the Book "Time's Up" from Courage Network on Vimeo.

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