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Update on VAWA Reauthorization  

Author:  Casey Gwinn.

Source: Volume 27, Number 04, April/May 2022 , pp.51-52(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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This article reviews the major provisions of VAWA 2022, with a special focus on those addressing victims who are criminalized by failed intervention system processes. It includes a discussion of firearm protections and the “Boyfriend Loophole”, and on provisions requiring that restorative practices funded by OVW must use a validated risk assessment tool such as Mosaic Method (Gavin DeBecker) or the Danger Assessment (Jackie Campbell).

Keywords: “Boyfriend Loophole”; Restorative Practice; National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF); Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Affiliations:  1: Alliance for Hope International.

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