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Legal Information: Indiana
Updated: October 27, 2020
IC 34-26-5-1 Construction of chapter
Sec. 1. This chapter shall be construed to promote the:
(1) protection and safety of all victims of domestic or family violence in a fair, prompt, and effective manner;
(2) protection and safety of all victims of harassment in a fair, prompt, and effective manner; and
(3) prevention of future domestic violence, family violence, and harassment.
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