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Public defenders look for changes in domestic violence bill

BY: - May 21, 2021

Lawyers in the state say they support more awareness for domestic violence and consequences for offenders, but want to see changes to the Aisha’s Law, the proposed legislation to bring harsher punishments. Members of state and county public defenders offices and justice organizations presented opposition testimony to House Bill 3, which would expand the legal […]

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Aisha’s Law: Law enforcement, survivor urge attention to strangulation in domestic violence bill

BY: - December 7, 2020

Paula Walters spent more than a decade battling health problems before doctors diagnosed the traumatic brain injury resulting from a 2006 night when she was strangled by her abuser. She stood up in front of a recent meeting of the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee begging the members not to stand down from calls to enhance […]