Did you know that in a recent national survey, 1 in 10 teens reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once in the 12 months before the survey?
Additionally, during the 12 months before the survey, 1 in 10 teens reported they had been kissed, touched, or physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to at least once by someone they were dating.
The clerk of the court shall provide a copy of this section, simplified forms, and clerical assistance for the preparation and filing of such a petition by any person who is not represented by counsel.
Notwithstanding any other law, the clerk of the court may not assess a fee for filing a petition for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence.
If the petitioner is a victim of sexual violence or the parent or legal guardian of a minor child who is living at home and is a victim of sexual violence, use this form.If you need immediate assistance regarding the certified domestic violence centers and statewide resources, please call the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-500-1119.For more information on the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline and the Florida Legal Hotline please click here Per Florida Statute 39.905, all Florida certified domestic violence centers provide the following core services; emergency shelter, 24-Hour Hotline, advocacy, children’s program, community education, crisis counseling, service management, professional training, safety planning, information and referral. The sworn petition shall allege the incidents of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence and shall include the specific facts and circumstances that form the basis upon which relief is sought. From this reimbursement, the clerk shall pay the law enforcement agency serving the injunction the fee requested by the law enforcement agency; however, this fee may not exceed .