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Law and policy play an essential role in society’s response to domestic violence.
The policy issues that affect domestic violence victims and programs are very far-reaching—from criminal law, to economic justice, to public funding for shelters and programs.
PCADV works diligently to make sure that legislators understand the needs of domestic violence victims and the programs that serve them, and we encourage you to join us in our public policy work.
Let your lawmaker know your views and help improve the systemic response to domestic violence.
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Our Legislative Priorities
See which initiatives PCADV regularly supports and get specifics on bills up for vote during legislative sessions.
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On a national level, three key pieces of legislation support victims and survivors of domestic violence. Learn more about these bills and what they cover.
See Federal Laws
Though Pennsylvania does not have a crime of domestic violence, abusers may be charged with other, related crimes.
Learn about PA Laws
Need more legal information? PASafeLaw provides free legal information, resources, and referrals for issues related to domestic and sexual violence.
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