Category Archives: Domestic violence

Victory: Pennsylvania Strengthens Domestic Violence Laws

Pennsylvania just became the 38th state to enact a law classifying non-lethal strangulation as a stand-alone crime. Strangulation is the single most accurate predictor of a future domestic violence homicide, but has been historically difficult to prosecute. Sometimes victims don’t … Continue reading

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Good news: PA Moves Bill to Protect DV Survivors

Money can be one of the biggest obstacles standing between a domestic violence victim and freedom from abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a significant proportion of women who return to an abusive relationship cite financial concerns … Continue reading

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WLP Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson Honored as Trailblazer

  Fromson honored for spearheading legal reform to improve systemic response to violence against women Terry L. Fromson, managing attorney of the Women’s Law Project, has been chosen to receive a prestigious 20/20 Vision Award from the American Bar Association … Continue reading

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October Roundup

B y Tara Murtha, WLP Staff With a new Governor coming to Harrisburg, we have a lot of work to do to get ready for the next legislative session. In the meantime, let’s get up to speed on what went … Continue reading

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New Safe Haven Named “Carol’s Place” in Honor of WLP Executive Director Carol Tracy

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Family violence cuts across race and class, and can happen to anybody. But Philadelphia’s poverty rate, lack of affordable housing and the economic downturn has created a situation that has made it extremely difficult for … Continue reading

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Victory: Bill to Protect DV Victims from Eviction Heads to Governor’s Desk

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff We asked for your help, you gave it. We heard about all the phone calls and emails. Now, together, we achieved a huge victory for the rights of domestic violence survivors in Pennsylvania, who can … Continue reading

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Tell Your Senators NO to Hijacking a Domestic Violence Bill with Gun Amendment

This just keeps getting worse and worse, and we need your help. The Pennsylvania Senate convenes this morning at 10:00AM for the last day of the legislative session. While we hoped that PA legislators would finally pass a common-sense bill … Continue reading

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