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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signs new law protecting survivors of domestic violence

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law that is designed to protect survivors of domestic violence on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

“For too long, survivors of domestic violence have feared retaliation from their abusers while seeking refuge, but this new law takes a step forward in protecting victims as they write a new chapter in their lives,” said Gove. JB Pritzker. “Today’s action reaffirms our state’s commitment to empowering and supporting survivors and their families.”

Senate Bill 399 will take effect Jan. 1, 2020 and allow survivors to omit their address from court filings if it would risk the family’s safety.

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