Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Montana: An Increase in Domestic Violence

From KRTV Great Falls News:

Victim-Witness Assistance Services (VWAS), a non-profit organization that specializes in helping victims of domestic violence in Great Falls, is seeing an increase in calls. The numbers show that just the last quarter from October to December, 133 domestic violence packets have been distributed.

While laws and regulations regarding domestic violence continue to be developed every year, certain acts of crime remain to be an issue around the community, most notably, the anti-strangulation law, which took effect May 19th, 2017.

Last year, the Montana Legislature approved House Bill number 449, requiring judges to order electric monitoring as a condition of release for certain crimes, including strangulation. 

Read more here.

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