We added the Spanish translation to the recently-added question about retroactive child support in our North CarolinaChild Support page.
We created a state-specific Divorce page in Kansas by adding three new questions regarding alimony, grounds for divorce, and residency requirements; and updated the links to outside sources for additional information. We also added the three corresponding statutes to our Statutes page.
We added information in English and Spanish about filing and appearing electronically in an order of protection proceeding in New York to the Restraining Orders section called Step 1: Go to court to file the petition.
We added a new question to our Puerto Rico Divorce section called Can I get alimony? in English, updated the rest of the information, and added the relevant statutes to our Statutes page in English and Spanish.
We improved the content (in Spanish and English) in each state's Restraining Orders page for the questions entitled Can I get a protection order against my same-sex partner?
California passed a new law allowing victims of abuse to separate their cell phone accounts from the abuser's and keep their cell phone number. We added the law to our CaliforniaStatutes page and added information about this to the question How can a DVRO help me? in English and Spanish.
We improved our KentuckyCrimes page by hyperlinking 25 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
We added a question about retroactive child support in English to the North CarolinaChild Support page.
We added the crime of custodial interference to our KentuckyCrimes page and Statutes page.
We improved our MarylandCrimes page by hyperlinking 6 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
In response to an inquiry on the Email Hotline, we added the crime of domestic criminal trespass to our North Carolina Statutes page and Crimes page.
We improved our AlabamaCrimes page by hyperlinking 21 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
We improved our MassachusettsCrimes page by hyperlinking 1 crime to its definition on our State Statutes page.
We improved our OregonCrimes page by hyperlinking 4 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
With funding from the Digital Trust Foundation, we created a new section called Technology Misuse under our Learn About Abuse tab in which we talk about civil and criminal options for dealing with technology abuse. We also re-wrote the definitions of stalking and cyberstalking on our Stalking/Cyberstalking page. Spanish translation soon to come.
We improved our DelawareCrimes page by hyperlinking 21 different degrees of crimes to their definitions on our State Statutes page.
We translated into Spanish the final 6 questions that were revised in English in April 2016, thereby completing the translation of the Custody section in Illinois.
We added new resources to the MississippiLegal Assistance page - Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance Legal Project, and Catholic Charities Legal Assistance Clinic. We also updated our Lawyer Referral Services page in Mississippi.
We revised and reorganized the information on our DelawareState Gun Laws page.
We added new information to our New YorkOrders of Protection section about the ability to file a petition for an order of protection or a modification petition in the criminal court when the family court is closed. We also improved the information on our New YorkDivorce, Parental Kidnapping and Custody pages - all changes were made in English and Spanish.
Based on a new law that became effective in 2016, we added two questions in English and Spanish to our IllinoisCustody page regarding relocating with a child. We also added the related statutes to our Statutes page.
We revised and reorganized the information on our WisconsinState Gun Laws page and added new questions about extending a restraining order in three different sections on our WisconsinRestraining Orders page.
We added the crime of extortion to the IowaCrimes page and Statutes page.
We added the crimes of invasion of privacy, representations depicting nudity, interference with custody, sexual assault of a child, and first- and second-degree homicide to our WisconsinCrimes page and Statutes page.
We revised and updated the information on our Puerto RicoCustody, Crimes and Divorce pages in English and Spanish.
We added two new resources, VictimConnect and Journey Out, in Spanish and English to our National Organizations page and updated 5 other resources.
In New York, we added 5 new crimes to our Crimes page, separated all 25 crimes into degrees and hyperlinked each crime by degree to our Statutes page. We also greatly improved the question What is the legal definition of domestic violence ("family offenses") in New York? in our Orders of Protection section by hyperlinking each of the 32 family offenses to the corresponding criminal statutes. All changes were made in English and Spanish.
We added the New Hampshire Bar Association Program to our New HampshireStatewide Programs page, updated the description for the Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence on the VermontStatewide Programs page, updated the description for the Ohio Domestic Violence Network on the OhioStatewide Programs page, and updated the description for the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Central Service Office on the West VirginiaStatewide Programs page.
We added a new resource for victims of crime - The D.C. Victim Hotline to our Washington, D.C.Crimes page in English.
We made some edits to our Federal Gun Laws page in English and Spanish - adding information from the Supreme Court case, United States v. Castleman, and other additional information.
We completely revised the NevadaState Gun Laws page in English, improving the information on the page. (The Spanish translation is coming soon!)
In the Preparing for Court section, we updated our Legal Definitions page, in English and Spanish.
In response to an inquiry on the Email Hotline about the distribution of intimate images in Delaware, We added the statute called violation of privacy to our Delaware Statutes page and Crimes page.
In our New HampshireCustody and Divorce sections, we updated the links to outside websites. We also added information about the best interest factors considered by a judge in custody cases to our NHStatutes page.
We translated GeorgiaState Gun Laws into Spanish (after having revised the content in this section in September 2015).
We updated and edited the Internet Security page in the Staying Safe section of the website in English.
We added the crime of disorderly conduct, which includes distributing intimate images, to our CaliforniaCrimes page and Statutes page.
We improved the English and Spanish content in 18 states/territories in the State Gun Laws section for the questions "What is the difference between state and federal gun laws?" and "Who do I notify if I think the abuser should not have a gun?" (The other 36 states/territories were completed in January 2016.)
We added the crime of violation of privacy in the first degree to our HawaiiStatutes page and Crimes page.
In response to an inquiry about the topic on the Email Hotline, we added the crime called dissemination of an unlawful image to our NevadaStatutes page and Crimes page. We also added 7 crimes to our Spanish Crimes page, which had previously been added to the English Crimes page.
We added the crime of non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images to our our IllinoisStatutes page and Crimes page in English.
We added the crimes of 1) robbery and 2) observation of sexual contact; reproduction or disclosure of images of sexual contact to our New JerseyStatutes page and Crimes page.
We added the crime of stalking to our Guam Statutes page and Crimes page.
We improved the English content in 36 states in the State Gun Lawssection for the questions "What is the difference between state and federal gun laws?" and "Who do I notify if I think the abuser should not have a gun?" We will now begin updating this same content in the remaining 18 states, in Spanish and English.
We updated our CaliforniaHousing Laws section in English and Spanish based on changes to California law that became effective 1/1/16.
Based on an Email Hotline question, we added three new crimes in Louisiana to our Crimes page and to our Statutes page called:Video voyeurism; Nonconsensual disclosure of a private image; and Telephone communications; improper language; harassment.