Archive for Tag: Domestic Violence

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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Assembly advances bill to study unmet legal needs in domestic violence cases

TRENTON, N.J. –The lack of legal assistance in domestic violence cases can have dire consequences for both the victim and the accused. Today, the Assembly advanced a measure (AJR115) sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson that would create a task force to study the impact of these unmet legal needs...

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Assembly committees clear bills to protect sexual assault and domestic violence survivors

TRENTON, N.J. – Three Assembly panels cleared bills that will better protect victims of sexual assault and domestic violence today. Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz sponsors two of the bills, A1711 and A1651, respectively creating a sexual assault victim’s “Bill of Rights” and expanding the address confidentiality program. Assemblyman Erik...

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