AG Derek Schmidt urges Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

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TOPEKA – (September 17, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today joined a unanimous group of state, territory and the District of Columbia attorneys general in urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The attorneys general sent a letter earlier today to congressional leaders and the chairs of the U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees asking lawmakers to vote soon to reauthorize VAWA, as the current short-term extension is set to expire in December.  “VAWA has substantially improved access to advocacy, health care, and legal services, but unfortunately, violence against women remains prevalent in all communities,” the attorneys general wrote. “Every aspect of our society — rural, suburban, urban, and our...

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AG Derek Schmidt urges Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

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