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Laura's Law & Domestic Violence
The enacted Laura's Law requires Arkansas police officers responding to domestic violence incidents to ask victims a set of questions to evaluate their risk of being killed by abuse, such as whether the offender has ever used a weapon against the victim or controls most of the victim's daily activities.
The assessment aims to help identify victims in severe danger needing intervention. Police will also present victims with a Laura's Card, a document listing their rights and contact information for local prosecutors and shelters.
- NWACC's Sexual & Domestic Violence Resources
- Red Flag Campaign: See Something. Say Something.
- Peace at Home Family Shelter, Fayetteville, AR: 1-877-422-9811
- NWA Women's (and Men's) Shelter, Rogers, AR: 479-246-9999
- NWA Center for Sexual Assault (formerly NWA Rape Crisis), Fayetteville, AR: 479-445-6448
- Ozark Guidance Center (Counseling/Substance Abuse), Bentonville, AR: 479-273-9088
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- Children's Advocacy Center, Benton County, AR: 479-621-0385
- NWA Children's Shelter, Bentonville, AR: 479-795-2417