This fact sheet is part of the Is Your Client Safe? series about relationship violence, which supplements the brochure Is Your Client Safe? A Lawyer's Guide to Relationship Violence. It gives the steps your client can take to start a safety plan and to remain safe. It also tells you where to go for further information and resources.

Because women experience a much greater risk of serious injury or death in violent relationships, this fact sheet refers to your client as "she."

See Abuse & family violence for a complete list of all the fact sheets in this series.

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