Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence Annual Report 2013



Several laws were enacted in 2013 to increase protections for domestic violence victims, including protections against economic abuse and inappropriate arrest. Access to the statewide order of protection registry was expanded to include additional criminal justice professionals, increasing the accountability of offenders in correctional facilities and on parole. Two critical laws, Mandatory Arrest and the increased maximum length allowed in criminal orders of protection, were extended for two more years. Some of the new laws are summarized below.

For more information and a complete list of domestic violence-related laws passed in 2013, please visit the OPDV website.