Monthly Archives: May 2012

National Network Against Domestic Violence condemns House bill

National Network Against Domestic Violence NNEDV issued a statement responding to a U.S. House vote in favor of a harmful version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sue Else, NNEDV’s president, said:

“The House took an enormous step backward in passing a Violence Against Women Act that weakens vital protections for victims and fails to address their urgent needs. During a time of great need, we should be expanding cost-effective, proven protections rather than weakening them.

“We applaud those who listened to thousands of victim advocates and voted against this harmful bill, and we look forward to working with lawmakers to make right today’s wrong.”

Budget cuts impact domestic violence cases

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A failed levy vote in an Oregon county is taking a toll: government workers facing dismissal, a pending prisoner release, and crimes such as misdemeanor domestic assault and shoplifting likely to go unprosecuted.

A day after Josephine County voters resoundingly turned thumbs down on a levy to plug a $12 million budget gap, the sheriff and district attorney began handing out pink slips Wednesday, cutting staff to levels probably not seen since the region was settled during the 1850s Gold Rush.

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