Cobb County Government

17th Annual Stop Violence Against Women Day

Group Urges Georgia Lawmakers to Strengthen Family Violence Laws to Adequately Hold Offenders Accountable

ATLANTA, GA, February 2, 2016 – Hundreds gathered at the Georgia State Capitol today, urging legislators to pass a bill that would strengthen Georgia’s existing Family Violence law.  SB193 was the focus of today’s Stop Violence Against Women Day, an annual event to draw attention to the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault in Georgia. This proposed legislation will ensure that a previous family violence battery conviction against the same victim or any family violence felony conviction against any household member would result in a subsequent family violence battery and would be punished as a felony.