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Striving for a nation without domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Enacted: September 13, 1994. Significantly modified in 2000 The senate reauthorized the bill, entitling same sex couples and illegal immigrants to receive same benefits. Women and their children benefit from this act. !Immigrants can also gain citizenship from this act.

What good has come from VAWA?


Fewer people are experiencing domestic violence More victims are reporting domestic and sexual violence to police States have reformed their laws to take violence against women more seriously All states have passed laws making stalking a crime
Darlene Baker, Sherri Owens, Juquasia Robinson, Delores Campbell