Domestic Violence Prevention Act

Domestic Violence Prevention Act
 
The new law on the prevention of domestic violence will be giving a new tool and support to those persons who may be at risk of domestic violence. Through this law, persons who are in an intimate relationship can submit an application with the Victim Support Agency or the Police to verify if their partner has a history of domestic violence. The person will only be given information on convictions for domestic violence and not allegations that have been made or pending cases before the Court. To also ensure data protection, the Police will verify the applicant's right to access the information through specific criteria established by this law. The response to the applicant will be provided within seven days, and if necessary, a risk warning notice will also be issued. In this case, the Police within the Agency will also explain the reasons for potential risk of domestic violence, while the professionals within the Victim Support Agency will provide information about available support services.

A person can submit an online application through this link - https://victimsupportagency.com/dv-prevention-form/ or apply personally at the Victim Support Agency (52, Old Theatre Street, Valletta)

​​Link to Domestic Violence Handbook - https://pulizija.gov.mt/en/services/Documents/Hanbook%20for%20Domestic%20Violence.pdf