67th Girls Nation Congress
To establish a system that effectively assist women and children facing domestic violence.
IN THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION
Senators DiPalma and Teodoro of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to Committee .
BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION ASSEMBLED.
SECTION 1. TITLE
This act may be cited as the "Women and Children Recuperation Act".
SECTION 2. PURPOSE
The Women and Children Recuperation Act will assist women and children by creating safe shelters, housing, job availability, counseling, and self sufficiency.
SECTION 3. DEFINITIONS
Domestic violence pertains to any mental, verbal, or physical abuse by a domestic partner or spouse.
Children are defined as those who are related to the mother either biologically or legally.
SECTION 4. WOMEN AND CHILDREN RECUPERATION ACT
The Women and Children Recuperation Act entails that:
(A) Government will provide female citizens who face domestic violence with
(1) Shelters will be located every twenty miles within the state. Citizens will be
allowed to live in the shelters for the maximum of 18 months.
(2) The shelters will be funded by a combination of donations and government
(B) Women will be required to work within their designated shelter during their
duration there. The jobs they partake in will help upkeep the shelters.
(C) Each facility will be required to have counselors.
(1) Each day families will be required to speak with a domestic violence
counselor for a minimum
of an hour, five days a week to discuss mental health as well as future homing
(2) Once a week, any resident 18 or older must speak with a vocational counselor
in order to ensure future prosperity. After leaving the shelter, former
residents will be required to attend group counseling twice a week for 6
months, and once a week for 1 year after.
(D) The shelters will provide aid in the form of housing, food, clothing, and
information regarding domestic abuse and violence. Shelters will work with
local food banks, pantries, and clothing drives to meet these necessities.
(E) This act will be re evaluated every 3 years. More shelters may be added and/or
modified to meet the needs of certain areas.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall be effective for all citizens in the United States who have faced domestic violence on or after January 1, 2014.
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