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Legal Statutes: Maryland

UPDATED April 19, 2017

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Part III. Victims of Domestic Violence

back to top§4-514. Policy of General Assembly

The General Assembly finds that:

(1) an increasing number of victims of domestic violence are forced to leave their homes to ensure their life, safety, and welfare;

(2) victims of domestic violence and their children often are economically dependent on the abuser and have no place to live outside the household; and

(3) in the past, these victims of domestic violence have been ignored and, therefore, there is a lack of counseling, service, and quality emergency public or private housing to provide a place to live for these victims of domestic violence and their children.
[An. Code 1957, art. 88A, § 101; 1984, ch. 296, § 2; 1994, ch. 728.]