CITY OF ROCKFORD: Improving Survivor Safety
City of Rockford issued the following announcement on Aug. 8.
An important new law was recently passed which allows survivors of domestic violence to omit their address – whether it be a home address or the address of a domestic violence safe house – from court filings if it would risk their family’s safety. This law takes effect on January 1, 2020.
“I’m grateful for this new legislation, which will improve the safety of survivors of domestic violence and their children. Survivors who bravely leave their situation are already fearful of retaliation. They will now know that their address will not be readily available to their abusers. I applaud this action as a way to empower and support survivors.” – Jennifer Cacciapaglia, Manager of the Mayor’s Office of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention
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