In our last post we talked about the last hurdle to reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark federal law that protects women from domestic violence. Currently, the bill fails to address the needs of some Native American women who are abused by non-Indians on tribal land.
The United States Senate recently voted to reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act but the law is being held up in the House. Representatives are facing public ire for failing to renew such an important law but the reason for the hold-up is also a valid one: the law currently fails to protect some Native American women who face domestic violence on tribal land.
When there is upset in your Colorado household of any kind, likely the top priority is the welfare of your children. Regardless of if it has involved any children, domestic violence taking place in a home could impact the kids for the rest of their lives. Families who are dealing with such disputes may be interested to learn about the options regarding child custody, if they feel they want to exit such an environment.
We've talked before about the importance of raising awareness and prevention methods of domestic violence. It's such a grave and complex subject that it's often regarded with a tendency toward the worst possible situations. As serious as we must take the most horrible of domestic violence cases, it is just as important to be mindful of any and every circumstance wherein domestic violence takes place.