expanded housing protections to include additional federally-subsidized housing programs not included in the 2005 reauthorization, provided additional protections for students and immigrant survivors, and reauthorized critical VAWA grant programs.This act bans the shipment, transfer, and ownership of guns and ammunition by persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence or persons under a restraining or protection order for domestic violence., Section 518B.01 of Minnesota's statutes, creates a civil remedy of an Order for Protection (OFP), designates the procedures that must followed in applying for and granting an OFP, and describes the kind of relief that can be granted., effective November 1, 2016, is available in HTML and PDF formats, which can be viewed, downloaded or printed via the website.
The new report gives states lower grades if their laws block minors from seeking protective orders on their own, without parental involvement.
Sheryl Cates, CEO of the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, said parental involvement is a challenging issue.
The strongest laws require domestic abusers to surrender any guns already in their possession when they become prohibited from possessing firearms.
The Law Center’s legal experts have identified four main policies that states and the federal government should enact to block domestic abusers from buying and possessing guns: With these commonsense policies in place, we can help reduce domestic abusers’ access to guns and save lives.
The report on state laws by Break the Cycle, a teen-violence prevention organization that has worked with the Justice Department, gave A grades to only five states. Grades were based on various comparisons between the legal treatment of adult victims of domestic violence and teen victims of dating violence.
Failure was automatic for states where protective orders are unavailable for minors, or where dating relationships are not explicitly recognized as valid for obtaining such orders.
“Some states feel that if have they good child abuse laws, minors are protected,” Gilberg said in a telephone interview.
“There’s definitely a lack of awareness about the prevalence of abuse among teens in their relationships.” Break the Cycle contends that all young people over 12 should have the right to petition for protection on their own behalf and that domestic violence protection orders should be available even against abusers who are minors.
For example, the Act sets forth the circumstances under which an ex parte order may be granted and requires that a hearing be held within ten days after the issuance of such an order.