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PROTECTION ORDER | openhearts


PROTECTION ORDER
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
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A PROTECTION ORDER

A PROTECTION ORDER AIMS TO PREVENT THE RE-OCCURENCE OF THE SAME DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT,SEEKS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE COMPLAINANT,FREE FROM THE FEAR OF PAIN & HUMILIATION THAT THE RESPONDENT MAY CAUSE THE COMPLAINANT.

IT FURTHER MORE STATES WHAT CONDUCT THE RESPONDENT MUST REFRAIN FROM DOING.IF THE RESPONDENT,HOWEVER CONTRAVENES ANY PROVISION OF THE PROTECTION ORDER,HE/SHE MIGHT GET ARRESTED

VERBAL ABUSE

PUTTING YOU DOWN,NAME CALLING,BLAMING YOU,YELLING & BELITTLING YOU.

PHYSICAL ABUSE

PUSHING,SLAPPING,PUNCHING,KICKING,BURNING,BITING,STABBING & TREATENING TO HURT U/CHILDREN.

FORCED ENTRY

ENTERING YOUR HOUSE WHEN YOU ARE NOT AT HOME & REFUSING TO LEAVE WHEN ASKED.

STALKING

FOLLOW YOU WHENEVER YOU GO,CALLING YOU ALL THE TIME TO CHECK WHERE YOU ARE.

SEXUAL ABUSE

HAVING SEX WITH YOU AGAINST YOUR WILL & MAKING YOU PERFORM SEXUAL ACTS YOU DO NOT WANT TO DO.

CONTROLLING YOU

ALWAYS CLAIMING TO BE RIGHT & TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO,MAKING DECISIONS WITHOUT CONSULTING YOU,KEEPING YOU LOCKE INSIDE THE HOUSE,ISOLATING YOU FROM FAMILY & FRIENDS,ALSO MONITORING YOUR CALLS.

DAMAGING YOUR PROPERTY

TEARING YOUR CLOTHES,BURNING YOUR BELONGINGS,DESTROYING YOUR IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS.

ECONOMIC ABUSE

PREVENTING YOU FROM WORKING,TAKING YOUR MONEY,REFUSING TO PROVIDE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE HOUSEHOLD,SPENDING HOUSEHOLD INCOME ON DRUGS & GAMBLING.
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VICTIMS OPTIONS
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(1)LAY A CRIMINAL CHARGE,IF THE CONDUCT OF THE PERPETRATOR CONSTITUTES AN OFFENCE.

(2)APPLY FOR A PROTECTION ORDER AT YOUR NEAREST MAGISTRATE COURT.

(3)LAY A CRIMINAL CHARGE & APPLY FOR A PROTECTION ORDE.

(4)LAYING A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR APPLYING FOR A PROTECTION ORDER.

WHO CAN APPLY

(1)A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,INCLUDING A CHILD.

(2)WITH THE CONSENT OF THE VICTIM,A HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDER,POLICE OFFICER,SOCIAL WORKER/TEACHER.
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DISOBEYING THE ORDER
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(1)PHONE THE POLICE,AN AFFIDAVIT WILL BE TAKEN FROM YOU.

(2)HAND OVER THE WARRANT OF ARREST TO THE POLICE THAT YOU RECEIVED WITH THE PROTECTION ORDER.

(3)IF YOU ARE IN DANGER OF IMMINENT HARM AS A RESULT OF THE CONTRAVENTION,THE PERPETRATOR WILL BE ARRESTED

(4)IF YOU ARE NOT IN DANGER OF IMMINENT HARM,THE THE PERPETRATOR MAY NOT BE ARRESTED,BUT WILL BE NOTIFIED TO APPEAR IN COURT FOLLOWING THE DAY
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COMMITMENT OF THE SAPS

(1)TREAT VICTIMS WITH RESPECT.

(2)PROTECT THEIR DIGNITY.

(3)LISTEN TO WHAT VICTIMS HAVE TO SAY.

(4)NOT INSULT A VICTIM.

(5)NOT BLAME A VICTIM.
(6)OR SUGGEST THAT IT WAS THE OWN FAULT THAT VIEW WHERE ABUSED.
(7)ASSIST VICTIM WITH EMPATHY & CARE.
(8)INFORM VICTIMS OF THEIR RIGHTS & OPTIONS.
(10)MAKE AN EFFORT TO FIND SOMEONE TO SPEAK TO THE VICTIM IN THE LANGUAGE HE/SHE UNDERSTAND.
(11)TAKE A VICTIMS STATEMENT IN PRIVACY AN NOT IN THE PRESENT OF THE ABUSER/PUBLIC.
(12)SERVE A PROTECTION ORDER ON THE PERSON AGAINST WHOM IT HAD BEEN ISSUED,AS DIRECTED BY THE COURT.
(13)KEEP A COPY OF A PROTECTION ORDER & RECORD EVERY ARREST MADE AS PROOF FOR VICTIMS.
(14)NOTE THE VICTIMS COMPLAINANT IN THE INCIDENT REGISTER AT THE STATION AS FUTHER PROOF THAT THE VICTIM REPORTED THE MATTER.
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AT THE SCENE OF INCIDENT
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(1)LOCATE THE COMPLAINANT & TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PROTECT THE COMPLAINANT FROM ANY FUTHER.
(2)CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS CONDUCTIVE TO COMMUNICATION.
(3)OPTAIN STATEMENT FROM THE COMPLAINANT & THE WITNESS.
(4)ARREST THE RESPONDENT IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT A WARRENT.
(5)SEARCH THE PREMISES & SEIZE ANY FIREARMS/ANY DANGEROUS WEAPONS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE PERSON.
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OTHER ASSISTENCE BY SAPS
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(1)MEDICAL ATTENTION
(2)SHELTER
(3)VICTIM COUNSELING
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MORE INFO BY SAPS
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(1)THE SUPPORT SERVICE THAT ARE IN THE AREA.
(2)ALTERNATIVE SHELTER IF AVAILABLE.
(3)COUNSELING SERVICES.
(4)MEDICAL ASSISTENCE.
(5)FREE SERVICES.
(6)THE TIME OF THE DAY THE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE.
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IF THE SAPS FAILS
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IF A POLICE OFFICER FAILS TO CARRY OUT THIS COMMITMENT,YOU CAN REPORT THE MATTER TO THE STATION COMMISSIONER AT THE RELEVANT POLICE STATION.IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE WAY IN WHICH A STATION COMMISSIONER IS DEALING WITH YOUR COMPLAINT,YOU MAY PERSONALLY REPORT THE MATTER TO ICD.
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