To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. Read More


This bill was introduced on Apr 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.


This Act may be cited as the ``Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012''.


The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. Sec. 3. Universal definitions and grant conditions. Sec. 4. Effective date. TITLE I--ENHANCING JUDICIAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS TO COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Sec. 101. STOP grants. Sec. 102. Grants to encourage arrest policies and enforcement of protection orders. Sec. 103. Legal assistance for victims. Sec. 104. Consolidation of grants to support families in the justice system. Sec. 105. Sex offender management. Sec. 106. Court-appointed special advocate program. Sec. 107. Criminal provision relating to stalking, including cyberstalking. Sec. 108. Outreach and services to underserved populations grant. Sec. 109. Culturally specific services grant. TITLE II--IMPROVING SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DATING VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING

Sec. 201. Sexual assault services program. Sec. 202. Rural domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse enforcement assistance. Sec. 203. Training and services to end violence against women with disabilities grants. Sec. 204. Enhanced training and services to end abuse in later life. TITLE III--SERVICES, PROTECTION, AND JUSTICE FOR YOUNG VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

Sec. 301. Rape prevention and education grant. Sec. 302. Creating hope through outreach, options, services, and education for children and youth. Sec. 303. Grants to combat violent crimes on campuses. Sec. 304. Campus sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and...

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To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

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