Quimbee Domestic Violence Law CLE Online
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An Overview of Domestic Violence
According to the Department of Justice, the term “domestic violence” is defined as “a felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, outlines four primary types of domestic violence: physical violence, sexual violence, threats of physical or sexual violence, and psychological/emotional violence. Stalking is also sometimes considered another form of domestic violence.
In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act
("VAWA"), the most comprehensive legislation dealing with domestic
violence. Among other provisions, the act provided funding toward
investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women and
allowed civil redress in cases where criminal charges were not brought.
Despite the existence of federal laws regarding domestic violence, the vast majority of domestic violence offenses are prosecuted under state law.
Who Should Take CLE Courses in Domestic Violence Law?
Any attorney working in family law can benefit from a CLE course in domestic violence. Because domestic violence often is a factor in other areas of family law, even attorneys who do not work directly with domestic violence cases will likely find such CLE courses useful. Additionally, non-attorneys can benefit from better understanding the latest developments in domestic violence law. Social workers, therapists, and other professionals who work with domestic violence issues stand to gain a great deal from better understanding the legal intricacies of domestic violence. And because pro bono work is often needed in domestic violence cases, attorneys seeking to volunteer their time may also be interested in an introductory domestic violence law CLE course.