Current Status of Federal Law Concerning Violent Crimes Against Women and Children: Implications for Cult Victims
Cultic Studies Rev., Vol. 1, No. 1, 2002
17 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2008
The author presents key provisions of The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, which is federal legislation divided into two Acts. In Parts I and II of this article, the author describes how The Violence Against Women Act of 2000 reauthorized critical grant programs created by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, established new programs, and strengthened federal laws. In Part III of this article, the author explains that The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 prevents the trafficking of women and children. In Part IV the author suggests how both Acts have implications for cult members or former members of cultic groups.
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