Archive for Tag: New Jersey Coalition to End 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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Assembly panel clears legislation regulating counseling for domestic violence offenders

TRENTON, N.J. – Court-ordered domestic violence counseling for offenders would be required to meet new uniform standards under a bill cleared by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday and sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Ron Dancer. Stemming from the 2015 Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic...

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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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Assembly panel passes legislation regulating counseling for domestic violence offenders

TRENTON, N.J. – In an effort to enforce abuser accountability, enhance victim safety and prevent future violence, the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed a bill establishing uniform standards for counseling provided to domestic violence offenders. Stemming from the 2015 Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence recommendations,...

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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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Committee clears legislation regulating counseling for domestic violence offenders

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed a bill adopting standards to govern Batterers’ Intervention Programs, which provide counseling to domestic violence offenders.    Stemming from the 2015 Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence recommendations, and sponsored by committee member Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and...

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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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