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Pending Law Puts Domestic Violence Victims At Risk

Posted by familydynamics on January 25, 2008

Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter was in Jeffersonville on Thursday to talk about a pending law which could put victims of domestic violence in danger.

The law — scheduled to take effect in May — will make residential addresses a requirement on many forms of identification that will be available to the public.

Therefore, Carter is urging victims of domestic violence to take advantage of the Address Confidentiality Program if they need to get out of their living situation and start over. Carter is teaming up with hospitals across the state and the Center for Women and Families to get the word about this program out to the people who need it most.

Clark Memorial Hospital is one of the 179 participating hospitals in Indiana.

Kathy Neuner, vice president of nursing services at Clark Memorial, said nurses work to educate victims who come into the hospital, but now they will have brochures to give out about the confidentiality program.

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