Domestic violence affects thousands of Floridians each day, impacting both men and women. Throughout the month of October, your Charlotte County Clerk’s office will be observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month in an effort to highlight the resources available to survivors of domestic violence.
This past year, our office has processed 736 applications for protective injunctions to help domestic violence survivors and other vulnerable populations stop abuse. Together with local law enforcement, we remain committed to ensuring survivors’ safety and access to help when they need it.
Your Charlotte County Clerk’s office works hand in hand with the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (CARE) to help victims of domestic violence and abuse. Petitions for injunction against all forms of violence are available at your Charlotte County Clerk's office and charlotteclerk.com, while CARE provides assistance to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. Our common goal is to make our community safer by promoting healthy relationships.
Know and recognize the important steps you can take and resources available if you are experiencing domestic violence:
For all of October, our website will be colored purple , the color signifying support of domestic violence awareness, in honor of CARE and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
As your Clerk of Court, I am proud that members of your Clerk’s Office staff, year after year, continue to support CARE and the victims of domestic violence in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Together, we can all make our community safer!
Roger D. Eaton,
Charlotte County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller