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Washington Letter December 2011


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Domestic & Sexual Violence

VAWA Reauthorization Legislation Unveiled in Senate

The ABA commended Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Michael D. Crapo (R-Idaho) for sponsoring legislation last month to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which the association emphasized has provided, since it original enactment in 1994, life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of women, men and children who are victims of domestic, sexual, stalking and dating violence.