Reporting Domestic Violence in Florida
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Domestic Violence


How to Cite

Beall, Kathleen, and Heidi Radunovich. 2015. “Reporting Domestic Violence in Florida: FCS3324/FY1454, 12/2014”. EDIS 2015 (1). Gainesville, FL:2.


Being in a violent relationship can be both a terrifying and hopeless experience. Likewise, the legal process can be both an extensive and complicated process. In this 2-page fact sheet, we address what to expect when reporting the violence to law enforcement. Written by Kathleen Beall and Heidi Radunovich, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, December 2014.

FCS3324/FY1454: Reporting Domestic Violence in Florida (
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Court to order batterers' intervention program attendance, XLII FL § 741.281 (2013).

Domestic violence cases; prosecutors; legislative intent; investigation; duty of circuits; first appearance, XLII FL §741.2901 (2013).

Domestic violence; investigation of incidents; notice to victims of legal rights and remedies; reporting, XLII FL §741.29 (2013).

Domestic violence; injunction; powers and duties of court and clerk; petition; notice and hearing; temporary injunction; issuance of injunction; statewide verification system; enforcement; public records exemption, XLII FL §741.30 (2013).