SB361 went into effect protecting employees from losing their jobs in the event they are in a domestic violence situation. An employee may request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. The employer may request documentation that confirms or supports the reason the employee provided for requesting leave. Also, under SB361, an employer may not deny an employee unemployment benefits due to a domestic violence situation.
What does Safe Nest do?
Safe Nest provides counseling services for victims, batterers, and their minor children. Counseling for teens is also offered. Services are provided by licensed marriage and family therapists, clinical professional counselors, and licensed clinical social workers.
If you are the batterer and/or abuser in the relationship Safe Nest can help you. Our goal is to completely break the cycle of violence, and this includes batterers treatment through intervention groups, individualized counseling, and adult, adolescent, and child support groups.
Confidentiality is the basis for all of our services. All Safe Nest staff and volunteers are held to rigorous confidentiality requirements by funding sources and federal regulations.
Advocates assist victims with their concerns in a confidential manner without interfering with the medical, reporting, investigative or court processes.