Stronger laws are needed to protect victims in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Resources For Peace advocates for increased education of family courts, and other legal professionals, in an effort to teach them to recognize the patterns of abusive litigation and to protect the needs of domestic violence survivors. Survivors need to believe that they can report domestic violence and seek police protection without the fear of legal repercussions that may cost victims time, money and peace of mind.
“Protection orders are a critical component in enhancing the overall safety of domestic violence survivors,” said Julia England, Co-Founder of Resources for Peace. “However, protection orders can only be effective if the enforcement of those orders result in tangible consequences for batterers.” The Louisiana code does recognize these facts: “Violence often escalates, and child custody and visitation become the new forum for the continuation of the abuse. [Read Full Release]