- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Cards for domestic violence victims detailing their rights and providing information about shelters are now being distributed across Arkansas under a new state law.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday unveiled the cards that law enforcement officers are required to provide to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The cards were the centerpiece of “Laura’s Law,” named after three women affected by domestic violence.

The “Laura’s Card” includes 24-hour crisis line phone numbers, a place for law enforcement and local shelters to provide contact information, a list of victim’s rights and information about the Crime Victims Reparations Board.

A spokesman said Rutledge’s office is printing and distributing about 30,000 of the cards around the state.


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