Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Do We Need a Violence Prevention Fund?

The Delegates sponsoring Virginia House Bill #1...

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB1

seem to be nice people with nice intentions. But how, exactly, does money prevent violence? If it's meant to fund shelters for victims who feel a need to leave their homes, or legal aid for victims (who aren't adequately represented by the Commonwealth Attorney already?), then at best this fund would be strangely named.