This passed week, March7th, President Obama signed the expanded Violence Against Women Act.
VAWA was passed in 1993. Since then, the act has improved criminal justice response, it has ensured that victims and their families have access to services they need to achieve safety and rebuild their lives, and has created overall positive change in domestic violence and more.
For more details on the intricacies of the act see below:
For more photos & video of the signing see here: