My name is Tammy. I want to start a petition
pertaining to laws on domestic violence. I
know from personal experience and statistics
that restraining orders and current laws are
not doing enough to prevent the murder of women
by current or former husbands/boyfriends.
Please assist me in any way possible. Be it advise,
connections, etc. I placed my petition on PetitionOnline.com
yesterday. I have not heard from them yet, and
it is not on there currently. I am sure it will
be placed on there, but I want to make sure I
can spread the word out if it isn't. Please contact
me with as much information as you can.
At certain moments I think
that petitions serve a great and specific purpose.
However from the little I know, I'm not sure
that is the route that you should go. What specifically
do you think is standing in the way of women
getting justice in domestic violence cases? A
lot of times it comes back to police departments
and their sensitivity and also judges and how
up to date they are on the current status of
There are some great programs
out there that are working on both angles --
Violence Prevention Fund, The
Wireless Foundation, and the Court
Watch program. I think
that you should look into replicating some of
these things in your area or whatever might more
specifically remedy the problem.
I hope that
helps -- good luck,