STOP Violence Against Women Act
On September 13, 1994, President Clinton signed into law the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, containing the Violence Against Women Act (Public Law 103-322). This Law reflects a firm commitment to change the criminal justice system's response to violent that occurs when any woman is threatened or assaulted by someone with whom she has or has had an intimate relationship, which whom she was previously acquainted, or who is a stranger. Included in the act are programs authorizing federal financial assistance to states to develop and strengthen affective law enforcement and prosecution strategies and victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women including domestic violence and sexual assault (Federal Register, April 18, 1995).
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