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Family Violence Legislative Update, Volume 1

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100 pages
This document describes 1995 legislative changes made across the country in the area of family violence.
The document includes an overview of family violence legislation, data on legislative trends, a state-by-state analysis of family violence legislation that was interesting or innovative, State domestic violence coalitions and State legislative contacts. The general categories in domestic and family violence legislation include: (1) definitions; (2) stalking; (3) full faith and credit; (4) protection order registries; (5) training; (6) task forces and commissions; (7) weapons; (8) custody presumptions; (9) domestic violence fatality reviews; (10) expanded protection orders; (11) insurance discrimination; and (12) funding. The National Council's Family Violence Project provides technical assistance related to State legislation and maintains a database of State family violence statutes which is constantly being updated.