Archive for Tag: Domestic Violence

Auth proposes to fast-track gun permits for domestic violence survivors following committee hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Robert Auth is pushing his bill prioritizing gun permits for domestic violence victims following Monday’s Assembly Judiciary Committee that considered measures to enhance survivor safety.  “The panel’s testimony focused on strengthening victim safety and that really resonated with me. There is an inability for government...

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New laws expand domestic violence training for law enforcement, judges and prosecutors

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz’ bills improving the justice system’s approach to domestic violence training were signed into law on Tuesday. The bills, which stem from a 2015 Supreme Court ad hoc committee on domestic violence report, establishes mandatory domestic violence training for new municipal prosecutors (A1763/S386), and...

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Munoz bill expanding domestic violence training for police, judges and prosecutors passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly on Monday passed a bill expanding training for judges, law enforcement officers and assistant county prosecutors on the handling of domestic violence cases. The bill is based on recommendations from a report issued by the 2015 Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence...

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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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