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Added Thursday, October 28, 2010 by Department of Criminal Justice Services

A Study of Domestic Violence Policies in Virginia’s Law Enforcement Agencies

The Victims Services Section of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) conducted this project with a grant from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.  The purpose of this project was to study the effectiveness of Virginia’s Family Violence Arrest Laws, implemented in 1997, use the information gathered to revise the domestic violence curriculum for law enforcement in Virginia, and update the Sample Directives Manual General Order 2-32 (the model domestic violence policy for Virginia law enforcement agencies).  Published by DCJS June 2004.


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