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Domestic & Sexual Violence Law
Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

On June 13th, new and experienced legal aid staff members funded by grants from the federal Victims of Crime Act … Read more

VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC supports HB 1851 as a bill that supports victim safety and holds offenders accountable for their crimes.

VPLC Supports HB 1851 as Closing a Loophole Available to 1st Offense Domestic Violence Abusers Who Have Benefited from Deferred … Read more

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

Sometimes it can be very difficult for children to testify in court.  For example, a child was willing to testify … Read more

VPLC Opposes SB 861 Because It May Have a Chilling Effect on PPO Petitioners Seeking Protection Against an Act of Violence, Force or Threat

VPLC Opposes SB 861 Because It May Have a Chilling Effect on PPO Petitioners Seeking Protection Against an Act of Violence, Force or Threat

 

 

 

Preliminary Protective Orders (PPOs) are emergency orders designed to protect the “health and safety of the petitioner … Read more

VPLC's Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

VPLC’s Susheela Varky Gives Bold and Vulnerable Interview to Richmond Justice

We’re honored that this month the Richmond Justice project chose to highlight VPLC Staff Attorney Susheela Varky. Her personal story, … Read more

VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

VPLC Applauds Historic Gun Agreement that Protects Some Domestic Violence Victims

Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) applauds the historic agreement between Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican and Democratic leaders to, among … Read more

A Survivor’s Story

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, VPLC Staff Attorney Susheela Varky shares the story of one client who made … Read more

VPLC Helps Create Online Resource for Professionals Working on the Front Lines of Sexual and Domestic Violence

On July 2, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli launched an online resource clearinghouse for Virginia professionals working on the front lines … Read more

New Domestic Violence Bill Awaits Gov’s Signature

By Monique Coppola, Public News Service- VA

Imagine you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse, and you have … Read more

House of Representatives passes Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

S. 47, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed the House on February 28, 2013, and is now on … Read more

VPLC Urges Senate to Pass VAWA and Lay Groundwork for House to Pass Senate Version of VAWA

Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Michael Crapo (R-ID) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Senators … Read more

Violence Against Women Act in Limbo – Lives Hang in the Balance?

By Monique Coppola, Public News Service-VA

Reauthorization of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) remains in limbo.

The legislation … Read more

Funding Threatened for Domestic & Sexual Violence Protection

Programs that provide legal assistance, shelter, counseling, and other support for victims of domestic and sexual abuse are in jeopardy … Read more

Violence Against Women Act Saving Lives & Money in VA

More victims of sexual assault, stalking and dating violence are coming forward and receiving the help they need, statistics show, … Read more

Domestic & Sexual Violence Law

Domestic & Sexual Violence Law

Susheela Varky
T (804) 782-9430 ext. 33
F (804) 649-0974
E susheela@vplc.org

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