What’s the point of going to court for domestic violence?

People go to court for different reasons. For example, the judge can decide:
– whether and how an abuser should be punished for his or her behaviour;
– who you should live with and what kind of contact the other parent should have with you, and how this will be safe; whether an injunction should be made against the abuser (An injunction is a court order which prevents someone from doing something – for example threatening another person – and may also require the abuser to leave a shared home, and place limits on how close he may go to the victim and her home.)

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