The Violence Against Women's Act is Headed to the Presidents Desk

By KBJR News 1

February 28, 2013 Updated Feb 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM)

The Violence Against Women's Act is now headed to the President's desk.

Officials at The Center for Sexual and Domestic Abuse in Superior are excited about what this means for ensuring women's safety.

The bill contains important changes meant to strengthen the current law, including provisions to help law enforcement more effectively target high–tech predators.

The law also now extends more protection to Native American women and members of the LGBT community.

Officials at CASDA feel this is a much needed step in the right direction.

"With the state of the economy and the nation, it's really nice to see that they came together, that congress came together and that they all believe that this is very important funding and to not lose it. It sorta gives you hope," says Kelly Burger, executive director as CASDA.

MN Senator Amy Klobuchar, co–sponsored the bill.

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