LA Domestic Violence Survivors Shouldn’t Have To Pay Private Notaries To Get Restraining Orders

April 13, 2021

Currently, in Louisiana, domestic violence survivors who want to file a temporary restraining order against their abuser require a notarized affidavit.  Unfortunately, over 9 parishes in Louisiana do not provide notary services at the Clerk of Court, which means that survivors are forced to find and pay for a private notary.  This requirement not only […]


Louisiana Representatives Vote Against Violence Against Women Act at NRA’s Urging

April 8, 2019

Last week, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the 25-year-old Violence Against Women Act, which helps to fund programs for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. But just one month after celebrating women during Women’s History Month, all of Louisiana’s Republican representatives joined most other House Republicans in voting against the reauthorization, at the […]


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