Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Violence Against Women Act

The Justice Department has provided clarification on language in the Violence Against Women Act. The Act does cover gay and lesbian couples as well as men who are in domestic violent situations.

Congress first passed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. Among other things, its provisions made it a federal crime to cross state lines with the intent of committing domestic violence, stalking, or violating a protection order. Lawmakers have since expanded the act several times.
Gay and lesbian couples being protected under the act is not a change to the Act just a clarification that ensures that everyone who needs protection can receive it through this act.

The CRCC receives funding for several of our services through the Violence Against Women Act. I am excited to know that this funding is being used to protect all people who need it.

Read more about this through the link below.


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