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Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence
Discusses laws that extend legal protection to children who may be harmed by witnessing acts of domestic violence in their homes. The issues examined include the circumstances that constitute "witnessing" domestic violence and the legal consequence to persons who commit the domestic violence, such as enhanced penalties and fines. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Child witnesses to domestic violence. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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