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All Violence Against Women Act offenses are felonies?



Who does the Violence Against Women Act offer provisions of protection for?





Does the Violence Against Women Act include provisions to:





The Violence Against Women Act does not prohibit interstate travel with intent to commit domestic violence.



It is not a federal crime to cross a state line with intent to injure, harass or intimidate an “intimate partner”, and then intentionally commit a crime of violence which causes bodily injury to the intimate partner. 18 U.S.C. 2261(a)(1).



The Violence Against Women Act  does not require states to recognize and enforce protective orders from other states 18 U.S. C. 2265



INTERSTATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Violator Causes Other to Travel – Forces or coerces victim to travel, then injures the victim. It is a federal crime to cause “intimate partner” to cross a state line by force, coercion, duress or fraud, and in the course or as a result of that conduct, intentionally cause bodily injury to the intimate partner. 18 U.S.C. 2261(a)(2)



STALKING: Travel with intent to stalk, and place victim in fear of death or serious injury. It is not a federal crime to cross a state line with the intent to injure or harass another person, and in the course of, or as result of such travel, place that person ) or member of that person’s immediate family) in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury.



INTERSTATE VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: Violator travels with intent to violate protective order, then actually violates the order. It is a federal crime to cross a state line with the intent to engage in conduct that violates a protective order, and then engages in such conduct.



INTERSTATE VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: CAUSES ANOTHER TO TRAVEL Forces victim to travel, then violates a protective order by injuring victim. It is a federal crime to cause an “intimate partner” to cross a state line by force, coercion, duress or fraud, and in the course or as a result of that conduct, intentionally injures intimate partner in violation of a protective order.