NJ Lawmakers Approve 6 Domestic Violence Bills

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have approved six bills aimed at preventing domestic violence.

Among the measures adopted unanimously by the Assembly on Monday is one that would allow victims of domestic violence to testify via closed-circuit video, rather than be required to appear in the courtroom with the suspected offender.

Some women’s shelter workers say that would be crucial in protecting women who agree to testify. But court officials say there could be some logistical complications.

The state Senate has not yet considered the measures.

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