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Iowa lawmaker explains why she wants to make it harder for victims of domestic and sexual abuse to get protective orders

During a meeting with constituents on Saturday, Rep. Sandy Salmon claimed the two bills she introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives this month that would make it harder for victims of domestic and sexual abuse to get temporary protective orders were just attempts to “explore some options that curb abuses in the system.” […]

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Iowa lawmaker wants to make it harder for domestic and sexual violence victims to get protective orders

Two bills recently introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives would make it harder for victims of domestic and sexual abuse to get temporary protective orders. Both bills, HF 2214 and HF 2246, were both introduced by Rep. Sandy Salmon, a Republican from Janesville. She is also currently the sole sponsor of both bills. […]

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Three programs for sexual and domestic violence survivors defunded

Three programs have been defunded among other cuts to services for individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence following the Iowa Legislature’s decision to decrease funding for victim services by 26 percent. Additional funding cuts at the federal level also contributed to the shortfall. […]

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DVIP to host events throughout October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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From Oct. 1 to Oct. 22, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) will host events in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, partnering with local organizations and businesses like Raygun, Hy-Vee, Lucky’s Market and the Iowa City Public Library. This year’s theme is “Bystander Intervention,” with DVIP programs set to educate the public on how […]

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Reports of Domestic violence on the rise in Iowa City

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It can happen with any couple, in any relationship, to persons of any gender. And lately it’s been happening in overwhelming numbers to those in Iowa City. From Jan. 1 to July 14 of this year, there were 301 domestic violence-related calls and 133 associated arrests reported by the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD). To […]

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