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Domestic Violence Advocacy
02.06.2014

The Women’s Law Center will be taking a position on X bills relating to Domestic Violence during the 2014 Legislative Session.  Updates regarding each bill are listed below. Please join us in our advocacy efforts by contacting your representatives regarding these bills and asking for their support.

 HB43 – Criminal Law – Harassment – Revenge Porn

Prohibiting a person from knowingly disclosing a photograph, film, videotape, recording, or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose intimate parts are exposed or who is engaged in an act of sexual contact without the consent of the other person and with the intent to cause serious emotional distress; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act; etc.

  • Position: Support
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  • Committee: Judicial
  • Hearing Date: January 28
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HB44 – Family Law – Temporary and Final Protective Orders – Emergency Evaluation for Mental Disorders

Authorizing a judge, when issuing a temporary or final protective order, to order the respondent to undergo a specified emergency evaluation under specified circumstances; requiring a judge, in determining whether to order a respondent to vacate the home, to consider the results of a specified emergency evaluation; etc.

  • Position: Support
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  • Committee: Judicial
  • Hearing Date: January 16
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Domestic Violence
06.14.2013

Portrait and quote of Maria, client

If you are a victim of domestic violence, there are laws that can help you be safe. The Women’s Law Center will help you use these laws by providing a free attorney to represent you.

Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project (POARP) — provides you with a free lawyer if you are a victim and your protective order case is in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Carroll County courts.

Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project (MEDOVI) — provides a free lawyer to help you with immigration issues if you are foreign-born and a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault

Learn More — read more about domestic violence law