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Violence Against Women: The Violence Against Women Act

Resources to educate and inform the AACC community about issues related to violence against women.

Information from the U.S. Government

Read the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, signed into law by President Obama.

Explore the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women: From thier website, "The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking."

Find information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. Their Violence Against Women pages cover topics including types of violence, getting help, laws and government initiatives.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer research, recommendations and guidelines for 2012-2015 addressing violence against women.

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from Mazzone, Jason. "Violence Against Women Act." Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement,Vol. 2, 2004. Ebook Collection, Ebsco. Web. 25 Feb. 2015




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