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Checklist: Being safe at court

Ontario
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__ I have a women’s legal advocate. That person is:

 

__ I have a support person who is coming to court with me. That person is:

 

__ I have visited the courthouse and know where to go on my court date.

I know how to find:
__ The duty counsel office
__ Court security
__ The washrooms
__ The courtroom I have to be in

I have contacted court security and given them relevant information, including:
__ My ex-partner’s name
__ The restraining order against him
__ A copy of his bail conditions
__ A photograph of him

This is what the court security officer has said they can do to help me stay safe:

 

 

I know what to do if/when I see my ex-partner:
__ Ask court security for assistance
__ Move away from where he is sitting
__ Ask him to move away from where I am sitting
__ Go into the washroom
__ Ask my support person to intervene
__ Other:

 

I have made arrangements to get to and from court as safely as possible. I am going to:
__ Take a cab.
__ Use public transit with a friend.
__ Bring my car and travel with a friend.
__ Park in a safe place.
__ Have a friend walk me from my parking spot or the transit stop to the courthouse.
__ Have a friend meet me at the courthouse.
__ Bring a cell phone so I can call if there are any problems.
__ Get to court early.
__ Ask court security to help me leave safely.

__ All my documents are organized and ready for me to take to court.

__ I have reviewed all the court documents.

__ I have booked time off work.

__ I have arranged for child care.

__ I have some snacks and drinks ready to take to court.

__ I have comfortable clothes ready.

__ I have plans for the evening after court so I can relax and feel safe. My plans are:

 

 

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