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How does domestic violence affect children? Violence and trauma can have long-lasting effects on children who witness or experience violent events.
NEW: Listen to our podcast on harassment in rental housing! You can listen to the audio (above) or read the text of the podcast below.
Revenge Porn is a fast growing area of sexual abuse. A new Maine law makes posting revenge porn illegal. Learn how to protect yourself if you become a victim.
Maine has a protection from abuse (PFA) law for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. For background, see our article: Protection from Abuse – How the law works in Maine.
The Maine Court Forms for Protection from Abuse cases have been translated into several other languages. Get these forms here.
Si alguien le acosa y Usted no tiene los medios de evitar que esa persona deje de acosarlo, hay una ley en el Estado de Maine que puede ayudarlo. Aquí se encuentra información sobre la ley y sus derechos.
If someone is harassing you and you cannot get that person to stop, there is a Maine law that may help you. It is called the "Protection from Harassment" law.
Am I the victim of sexual harassment by my landlord or neighbor? How can I tell if my landlord has done something illegal? Who am I protected from? Where am I protected?
Can I find out if a person who committed a crime against me is being released from jail or prison? Generally, yes. You can get a “notification of release” if you are the victim of a crime.
Información sobre el proceso de solicitar protección contra maltrato.