An Overview of Model Forms for VAWA Compliance

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a landmark piece of legislation that sought to improve criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the United States. It was originally enacted in 1994 and has since been reauthorized several times. This year, VAWA is set to expire in September and is up for reauthorization. Recently, U.S. Rep. Sheila Lee and several other ranking House members announced that they would introduce VAWA’s reauthorization to the U.S. House.

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