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Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 21

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Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 21 is now available! This volume focuses on the 2015 legislative sessions. In 2015, for the first time in recent years, efforts to enact and reinforce victim rights and protections edged out measures to strengthen the criminal justice response and protection orders, although both remained active areas of legislation in many states. Across all of these categories was a noted emphasis on technology, both its potential for increased dangers to victims and its utility in enhancing systems’ responses to domestic violence. Legislators, judges, attorneys, domestic violence coalitions, and others interested in state domestic and family violence legislation will find this publication useful and informative as a guide to legislative changes made to address domestic violence in legislation across the country.