Emilia Sykes, a Columbus Democrat given an unusual co-sponsorship of a prime bill in the GOP-dominated Ohio House.
“Our statutory law has not caught up to that here in Ohio, so that leaves victims in this state unprotected for the purposes of obtaining civil-protection orders, simply because they don’t meet that very specific and narrow definition of domestic violence.”House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger will designate the legislation as House Bill 1, following a similar measure’s death in the Senate in December.
Most recently, the Council, along with other lead agencies in the state, provided guidance and assistance for HB 19, the Tina Croucher Act, which requires schools to adopt policies to prevent and address abusive relationships.
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The Democrat says Ohio lags behind most of the rest of the country in passing similar legislation.“It’s very much about safety.
Ohio Substitute House Bill 19 (HB 19) became effective March 29, 2010.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's top law enforcement officer and state lawmakers are pushing legislation to crack down on teen dating violence.
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they want to allow juvenile courts to issue protection orders for minors involved in a dating relationship.
From ALSO’s storefront offices on Chicago’s northwest side, staff regularly engage with youth through their work to prevent gang violence in this largely Puerto Rican neighborhood.