Archive for Tag: Domestic Violence

Bipartisan bill package requiring domestic violence training for police, judges and prosecutors passes Assembly committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Recommendations stemming from a 2015 Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence, and sponsored by committee member Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, were cleared by the Assembly Judiciary Committee Monday. The bills reform how New Jersey’s justice system approaches domestic violence training. The first piece of legislation...

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Assembly sends Dunn bill increasing strangulation penalties in domestic violence cases to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – By unanimous vote, the Assembly passed Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill increasing penalties for domestic abusers who strangle their partners. Currently a third-degree crime, the bill (A4588/S2503) makes strangulation a second-degree crime in domestic violence cases. Prison time would double to up to 10 years from five...

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Committee approves Dunn bill increasing strangulation penalties in domestic violence cases

TRENTON, N.J. – Domestic abusers who strangle their partners would face longer prison sentences and increased fines under a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and released by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. Strangulation is one of the strongest predictors for the subsequent homicide of domestic violence victims according...

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Dunn introduces resolution urging HUD to prioritize transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence and homeless

TRENTON, N.J. – Stable housing for the homeless, including those fleeing domestic violence situations, has remained unattainable for far too many. The issue has only been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, says Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and advocates. Hotel shelter programs set up in cities across America with funding from...

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Peterson measure to study unmet legal needs in domestic violence cases passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The unmet legal needs of domestic violence victims and the accused are a step closer to being studied by a task force after the Assembly voted today to pass a measure (AJR30) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson. Peterson’s resolution creates a 16-member domestic violence and legal access...

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Committee clears Peterson measure to study unmet legal needs in domestic violence cases

TRENTON, N.J. – Victims of domestic violence and the accused are at a disadvantage if they lack legal assistance. These unmet legal needs are on their way to be studied by a task force, as the Assembly Judiciary Committee advanced a measure (AJR30) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson to...

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DeCroce resolution establishing Domestic Violence Services Awareness Week in March advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly unanimously voted in favor of a joint resolution (AJR35) designating the third week of March as “Domestic Violence Services Awareness Week.” Sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, the resolution would help connect domestic violence survivors with resources needed to improve their lives. “During some point...

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Committee advances DeCroce resolution establishing Domestic Violence Services Awareness Week in March

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to connect domestic violence survivors with resources to improve their lives, a legislative committee today cleared a joint resolution (AJR35), sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, designating the third week of March as “Domestic Violence Services Awareness Week.” “During some point in their lives, one...

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Dancer drafts measure expanding pension forfeiture law to include domestic violence convictions

TRENTON, N.J. – In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, Assemblyman Ron Dancer announced he plans to introduce a measure that would expand the current pension forfeiture law for public employees and officials to include crimes involving domestic violence, regardless of whether it involves or touches upon...

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Sexual assault victims protected under new law expanding address confidentiality program

TRENTON, N.J. – On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz that expands the address confidentiality program to include victims of sexual assault and stalking. “No one should ever have to fear for their lives or their children’s while living in their own home,”...

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