Initially passed in 1984, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the first federal law that acknowledges domestic and sexual violence as crimes. VAWA dramatically changes law enforcement and community responses to these crimes because it calls for a coordinated community response to domestic and sexual violence and expanded them to include dating violence and […]
What is Dating Violence? Dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner. Although dating violence often refers to a pattern, the first instance of abuse is still dating violence. Calling dating violence a pattern doesn’t mean the first instance of abuse is not dating violence. […]
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