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Legal Information: Maryland
Updated: November 10, 2020
§ 4-514. Policy of General Assembly
The General Assembly finds that:
(1) an increasing number of victims of domestic violence are forced to leave their homes to ensure their life, safety, and welfare;
(2) victims of domestic violence and their children often are economically dependent on the abuser and have no place to live outside the household; and
(3) in the past, these victims of domestic violence have been ignored and, therefore, there is a lack of counseling, service, and quality emergency public or private housing to provide a place to live for these victims of domestic violence and their children.
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