Protecting victims of domestic violence.

Protecting victims of domestic violence.

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Samantha Waters started this petition to Members of Parliament

I want there to be a change in the way victims of domestic violence are protected from their perpetrators once released from prison. Currently, the offender is able to live in the same street as their victim once released if they wish to. Often victims are sent to a refuge so as to keep them safe from further violence. This means moving away from family and friends, their safety network. This can cause isolation and mental health issues and why?? They are the victim!!! Would it not be better to prevent the offender from being in the same town or even County as the victim, after all, they are the ones who committed a crime? Why should the victim be punished further and continue to live in fear? The law needs to change to protect the victims. This is something very close to my heart so please help me to make the change happen!

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