Public policy is a critical part of comprehensive and effective victim advocacy.
Useful Public Policy Links:
Current Bills to consider:
Revenue and taxation; creating the Domestic Violence Legal Aid Revolving Fund income tax checkoff. (Essentially, the bill was to provide for funding to Legal Aid to provide legal services to victims of domestic violence)
• Vetoed by Governor 5/9/2014
Domestic violence; directing peace officers to make certain assessment; providing questions for lethality assessment; providing referrals (Essentially directing peace officers to conduct lethality assessment (requiring certain lethality risk questions on a form) and based on the result of the assessment, referrals to shelters, domestic violence intervention programs, and other social services shall be provided to the victim)
• Approved by Governor 4/25/14
• Effective Date: November 1, 2014