Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Broader federal law aims to prevent domestic violence

President Obama recently signed a re-vamped federal Violence Against Women Act. The Act had originally been signed into law in 1994, and…

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Legislators may expand Maryland domestic violence laws

A new proposal in the Maryland General Assembly may expand Maryland domestic violence laws so as to allow additional people to obtain…

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Private process servers for protective orders?

The sheriff of a county in western Maryland and other citizens are concerned about a new legislative proposal that would allow a…

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New center helps Maryland domestic violence victims

A new facility in Baltimore will allow Maryland victims of violence and other abuse to comply with court-ordered visitation in a supervised…

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New guidelines may help Maryland domestic violence victims

A set of new guidelines to Maryland’s district court judges may ease the process for domestic violence victims who are seeking protection…

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New Maryland domestic violence laws take effect this month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Possibly to mark this occasion, Maryland has enacted new domestic violence laws. Thanks to this new…

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Judge retiring after criticism over protective order hearing

A Baltimore County judge informed the Governor recently that he intends to retire this October amid an ongoing investigation as to how…

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Domestic violence in affluent Maryland neighborhood

A serious domestic incident with tragic consequences shocked a quiet and affluent neighborhood in Maryland. The father of one of the families…

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Are Asian Americans in Maryland less likely to report abuse?

A recent study showed that, as a whole, Asian American victims of domestic violence are much less likely than those of other…

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Violence Against Women Act up for reauthorization

According to news sources, Vice President Joe Biden and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown will help lead the push to reauthorize the…

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Bill would improve Maryland domestic violence protection orders

A recent article in the Baltimore Sun discussed the need for greater domestic violence protections. The article cites a case where a…

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