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This is Crime Victims Week in the Commonwealth, and Gov. McDonnell says it's important to continue to raise awareness about issues that affect victims of crime.

The new laws include several provisions to protect victims of sexual and domestic violence. One of the measures would expand free, confidential mail-forwarding services for domestic violence victims, who have recently relocated to a location unknown to their abuser. Another provides victims of dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence with a streamlined procedure to obtain a protective order.

Gov. McDonnell says Virginia will continue to advocate for effective measures to assist victims, hold offenders accountable, and prevent abuse.

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