Diane L. Rosenfeld, “Why Doesn’t He Leave?: Restoring Liberty and Equality to Battered Women”. In Directions in Sexual Harassment Law (2004) Read the article here.
Diane L. Rosenfeld, “Correlative Rights and the Boundaries of Freedom: protecting the Civil Rights of Endangered Women” 43 Harvard Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review (2008) Read the article here.
John J. Hoffman, “Report on the Availability of Appropriate Technology to Monitor Domestic Violence Offenders and their Victims” Read the article here.
Shelley M. Santry, “Can You Find Me Now? Amanda’s Bill: A Case Study in the Use of GPS in Tracking Pretrial Domestic Violence Offenders” (2011) Read the article here.
Edna Erez et. al, “GPS Monitoring Technologies and Domestic Violence: An Evaluation Study” (2012) Read the article here.
Almost two dozen other states have either implemented these programs or are in the process of creating them. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a similar bill into law last month.
Iowa is the latest state to consider proposals for GPS tracking, which in theory could alert authorities when the offenders violate their restraining order and come within a certain range of the victim.
New bill proposed in New York State
A proposal being discussed in Albany would add a safety measure for victims of domestic violence by using GPS technology. The bill in the state Assembly, A03499, is sponsored by Buffalo-area Democrat Crystal Peoples-Stokes.
Currently, state law allows law enforcement to use GPS technology to track sex offenders and parolees, though the locating system is not allowed to track domestic violence offenders in New York state. Read more.
Wisconsin hesitant to release funds for gps monitoring
Wisconsin Department of Justice officials have refused to launch a pilot program that would have paid for GPS tracking for people under restraining orders, saying the technical language enacting the plan didn’t actually give judges the authority to order such monitoring.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-15 state budget proposal called for providing $3 million for DOJ-issued grants to local police and government units to cover GPS tracking for people subject to domestic abuse and harassment restraining orders. The plan got a cool reception from Republicans on the Legislature’s powerful budget committee, however. Read more here.
Cuyahoga County is one of four sites across the country selected to be part of a Department of Justice initiative aimed at preventing domestic violence-related homicides.
News of winning the competitive $650,000 federal grant comes after the recent deaths of three Cleveland mothers — all killed by ex-husbands or boyfriends, according to authorities. Read more.
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – October 7, 2014
Memphis City Council’s Public Safety Committee approved a Department of Justice grant to help stop domestic violence against women Tuesday.
The police department will receive $900,000 if the full council approves the money. The funds would go toward things like advocates at rape crisis center and GPS monitoring for offenders. Read more.
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network
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Cynthia L. Bischof Memorial Fund »download PDF
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Rep. Zipperer and Sen. Carpenter held a press conference on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, from the Assembly Parlor. At the news conference, they unveiled the repeat domestic violence prevention act. Also attending the conference was Michael Bischof, of the Cynthia L. Bischof Memorial Foundation. Watch the press conference.
New law uses GPS to enforce domestic restraining orders »download press release
A Crusade to Save Lives
Places to Seek Help
GPS To Warn Domestic
Illinois Eyes GPS Use in Tracking Restraining Orders
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House Republicans Introduce Life-Saving Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence
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