24 Jun: Turner Introduces Bill To Help Combat Domestic Violence

TRENTON – Looking to address the root of the problem and curb recidivism rates, Senator Shirley K. Turner (D-Mercer) today introduced legislation that would require mandatory counseling for individuals convicted of or placed on probation for a domestic violence offense.

“Many people involved in domestic violence incidents come from an environment where the issues that prompt this behavior simply aren’t discussed,” said Sen. Turner (D-Mercer). “Experienced domestic violence counselors can help individuals understand what causes their behavior, the harm their actions have, and how they can work towards curbing these destructive impulses.“