SJC holds that abuse prevention orders do not apply in group home settings

209A, abuse, abuse prevention order, group home, handicap people, intimate relationship, Restraining Orders

In Silva v. Carmel, the SJC held that an abuse prevention order, more commonly known as a restraining order, does not apply in a group home setting. Looking at the strict elements of the statute, because they were not family members or in an intimate relationship, the protection of the restraining order would not apply. […]

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