Domestic Violence Laws

There are federal and state laws for protection of domestic violence victims. Besides criminal action against the abuser, the victim can also file a civil lawsuit for compensation. This section contains information about state domestic violence laws, forms and related information as well as an overview of the VAWA and other federal laws. Please click on the links to know more:

  • What Is Domestic Violence? : In this section, you’ll find definitions of domestic violence and dating violence, examples of abusive behavior, and a number of helpful resources for victims.
  • State Domestic Violence Laws : In this section, you’ll find information on probable cause in domestic violence cases, examples of state domestic violence laws, and more.

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