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Posted byon September 13, 2013 at 1:32 PM EDT
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The initial VAWA legislation focused on changing law enforcement practices, improving the criminal justice system, and increasing access to shelters and services for victims. VAWA strengthened the federal criminal code, creating interstate crimes of domestic violence and doubling penalties for repeat sex offenders.
Posted byon September 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM EDT
Because of the successful 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 7, 2013, tribal courts and law enforcement will soon be able to exercise the sovereign power to investigate, prosecute, convict, and sentence those who commit acts of domestic violence or dating violence or violate certain protection orders in Indian country, regardless of the defendant’s Indian or non-Indian status.
Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health DisparitiesPosted byon September 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM EDT
A report from the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities charts a path forward to improve collaboration among agencies by leveraging federal resources in support of the health and wellbeing of women and girls, particularly those living with or at high-risk for HIV/AIDS and violence
Vice President Biden Swears in ATF Director, Announces Two New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun ViolencePosted byon August 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM EDT
Vice President Biden swears in B. Todd Jones as the first permanent Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in seven years, and announces two new executive actions that build on the comprehensive gun violence reduction plan he and the President laid out on January 16, 2013
Posted byon August 6, 2013 at 7:51 PM EDT
One year ago, a lone gunman entered a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and senselessly murdered six worshippers and seriously injured several others, including Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy, who was shot 12 times at close range while attempting to save others.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 10:42 AM EDT
Dr. Biden visited The Dilaasa Crisis Intervention Department for Women in Bandra -- an area in Mumbai and recounts her experience.
Posted byon June 19, 2013 at 10:45 AM EDT
Although a minority of the Senate voted down common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence, President Obama is continuing to make progress. Of the 23 executive actions the President announced as part of his plan to keep our kids and communities safer, the Administration has completed or made significant progress on 21 of 23 executive actions.
Posted byon June 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM EDT
Today, the Department of Homeland Security launched a redesigned Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking.
Posted byon May 17, 2013 at 6:08 PM EDT
Here’s a quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted byon May 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM EDT
In this installment of Being Biden, the Vice President responds to letters from a class of third graders who wrote to him about reducing gun violence.