2016 Arkansas Code
Title 9 - Family Law
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 4 - Arkansas Domestic Peace Act
§ 9-4-102. Definitions

AR Code ยง 9-4-102 (2016) What's This?

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Advocate" means an employee, supervisor, or administrator of a shelter;

(2) "Commission" means the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission;

(3) "Domestic abuse" means:

(A) Physical harm, bodily injury, or assault between family or household members;

(B) The infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault between family or household members; or

(C) Any sexual conduct between family or household members, whether minors or adults, that constitutes a crime under the laws of this state;

(4) "Family or household members" means:

(A) Spouses;

(B) Former spouses;

(C) Parents;

(D) Children;

(E) Persons related by blood within the fourth degree of consanguinity;

(F) Persons who presently cohabit or in the past cohabited together; and

(G) Persons who presently have a child in common;

(5) "Shelter" means any entity that:

(A) Provides services including food, housing, advice, counseling, and assistance to victims of domestic abuse and their minor dependent children in this state; and

(B) Meets the program, fiscal, and training requirements of this chapter;

(6) "Victim" means any individual who:

(A) Is eighteen (18) years of age or older, is a minor who has his or her disabilities removed, or is a married individual under eighteen (18) years of age;

(B) Is the victim of domestic abuse; and

(C) Seeks services at a shelter; and

(7) "Volunteer" means any person who donates his or her time to provide services to victims at a shelter.

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