http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=1496 Volunteers in many cities are monitoring courts to see how they handle cases of domestic and sexual violence, Women's ENews reports. Sponsors are typically domestic violence coalitions, National Organization for Women chapters or National Council of Jewish Women chapters. Those involved say court watch programs have changed the way many judges and prosecutors treat domestic violence cases. The programs have initiated systematic changes, including specialty courts that hear only domestic violence or restraining order cases, more severe sentences, and . . .
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