The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) passed the U.S. Congress as Title IV, sec. 40001–40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (HR 3355), and President William Clinton signed it as Public Law 103–322. The basics of the law provide $1.6 billion to enhance investigations and prosecutions of violent crimes against women. The bill also aims to increase pre-trial incarceration of those accused, automatic and mandatory restitution for those convicted, and civil redress for cases prosecutors fail to prosecute. ...

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