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NCJ Number: 65509 Find in a Library
Title: STATEMENT OF SUSANNE B WILSON ON MARCH 8, 1978, CONCERNING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION (FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 1978, P 339-345, 1978 - SEE NCJ 65505)
Author(s): S B WILSON
Corporate Author: National League of Cities
Publicity Manager
Publications Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National League of Cities
Annapolis, MD 20701
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ACTIONS TAKEN TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF FAMILY VIOLENCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ACTION ARE PRESENTED BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES TO A SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE.
Abstract: THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES, TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE ISSUE OF FAMILY VIOLENCE, IS COSPONSORING A CONFERENCE WITH THE WOMEN'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND ON SERVICES FOR BATTERED WOMEN IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C., METROPOLITAN AREA. IN ADDITION, THE ORGANIZATION IS HOLDING WORKSHOPS ON FAMILY VIOLENCE AT THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES' ANNUAL CONVENTION AND PROVIDING INFORMATION TO CITIES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS ON ESTABLISHING PROGRAMS FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE VICTIMS. FURTHERMORE, THE LEAGUE HAS DEVELOPED SIX RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ACTION TO AID FAMILY VIOLENCE VICTIMS. FUNDING SHELTER AND COUNSELING FACILITIES FOR BATTERED WOMEN AND CHILDREN, ALLOWING BATTERED WOMEN WHO HAVE LEFT THEIR HOMES TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY WELFARE PAYMENTS ON A PRIORITY BASIS, AND REQUIRING THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY SERVICES TO BATTERED WOMEN WISHING TO SEEK ECONOMIC AND LEGAL REDRESS AGAINST THEIR HUSBANDS/MATES ARE THREE OF THESE. OTHERS INCLUDE COORDINATING THE VARIOUS FEDERAL PROGRAMS THAT AFFECT ABUSED CHILDREN AND BATTERED WOMEN, ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL FAMILY VIOLENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM, AND PROVIDING EXPANDED TRAINING TO POLICE AND PROSECUTORS IN THE HANDLING OF FAMILY VIOLENCE SITUATIONS.
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Information dissemination; Law reform; National League of Cities-US Mayors Conference; Police-victim interaction; Prosecutor-victim interaction; Shelters for Battered Women; Workshops and seminars
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