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Title: State Domestic Violence Laws and How To Pass Them - A Manual for Lobbyists
Author(s): J E Hamos
Corporate Author: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Public Policy Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 182
Sponsoring Agency: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Washington, DC 20009
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual for lobbyists focuses on one response to the issue of domestic violence--the substance and process of State legislation.
Abstract: It is designed as a primer on domestic violence legislation and the lobbying process and includes a compilation of attitudes, recommendations, critiques, analysis, and statutory provisions written by domestic violence advocates, based on actual experiences of the members of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence with respect to drafting, lobbying, enacting, and implementing legislation in their States. The substance of domestic violence legislation enacted in various States is evaluated in terms of how the interpretation and implementation of that legislation has proved useful to victims of domestic violence. The legislative process is illustrated by following legislative objectives from the idea stage through drafting, political strategy, and lobbying procedures. Finally, the manual includes a chart of State-by-State action in the area of domestic violence as compiled by the Center for Women Policy Studies in 1979. The legislation surveyed falls into the following categories: legislation intended to create public awareness of the issue, to alter institutional response to the issues, to fund services for domestic violence victims, and to eliminate or prevent domestic violence. Three appendixes list State legislation on domestic violence, provide a sample of a protection order check-off form, and present a report of institutional responses and funding legislation. Footnotes are included.
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Family offenses; Legislation; Political influences; State laws
Note: Domestic violence monograph series number 2.
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