domestic-violence-awareness-month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Domestic Violence Awareness Month was launched in the United States in October 1987. In 1989, Congress passed a law officially designating the month. This serves to highlig...

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. Each year, an estimated 6 to 7.5 million people in the United States are stalked. Stalking is a serious and dangerous offense that impacts every community. And it is a crim...

Orders of Protection in New York Criminal Cases

By Jill K. Sanders, Esq. An Order of Protection issued in a criminal case will prohibit a defendant from having contact with an alleged victim. Called a restraining order in other jurisdictions, an...
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