Lawyer Erica Johnstone sent me a copy of a beautiful, laminated Cheat Sheet for people exploring how they might get a restraining order for online abuse. She produced it with her nonprofit Without My Consent, that focuses on fighting online harassment. This cheat sheet is in part based on Santa Clara Judge Shana Schwarz’s cheat sheets that she’s created.
Erica’s cheat sheet covers how to get restraining orders around nonconsensual porn, under California’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
The cheat sheet is a physical prop to be used in the courtroom and outside. The goal is to build awareness and operational knowledge for family court judges, self-help centers, clinics, lawyers working on restraining orders, prosecutors, and law enforcement.