Thursday, March 30, 2006

Washington creates protection order for sexual assault victims

On March 20, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill to create a sexual assault protection order. The new law provides that petitions for such an order may be filed by a victim or by another person on behalf of a minor victim, a vulnerable adult victim, or any other adult victim who, because of age, disability, health, or inaccessibility, cannot file the petition.