U.S. Senate Passes Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence

U.S. Senate Passes Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence

The. U.S. Democrats are encouraging lawmakers in the Republican-led House to quickly pass legislation to reauthorize assistance and aid to victims of domestic violence. $660 million dollars was authorized through the year 2016 thanks to a 68-31 vote on the renewal of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act. This bill will assist in domestic violence shelters and police training.

A Nevada Democrat said, “Today’s strong bipartisan vote will give law enforcement agencies the tools they need to prosecute and convict the perpetrators of these heinous crimes, and will help victims get the protection and support they need.” This bill passed should have all the elements to help women, all victims and should improve the prosecution of these crimes.

Since 1994, domestic violence has dropped more than 50%. However, 1 in 3 women in the U.S. will experience rape, physical violence, or stalking by a partner.

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