Why is my abusive parent going to court?

Sometimes the police or courts get involved in what’s happening at home. This is aimed at stopping it from happening again and protecting you and the person being hurt. Also, although there’s no specific criminal offence called domestic violence, a lot of abusive behaviour – like assault, harassment, and criminal damage – are crimes. The police have a duty to investigate alleged offences and may decide to proceed with prosecution in order to punish the offender and protect the victim.

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