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  • NJ A843
  • Requires counseling for certain domestic violence offenders.
In Committee
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require that defendants convicted of an offense involving domestic violence who are placed on probation or have their sentence suspended to attend domestic violence counseling. Under current law a court may, in its discretion, require the defendant to receive professional counseling from either a private source or a source appointed by the court. Under this bill, in all cases of court-ordered domestic violence counseling under N.J.S.A.2C:25-27, the counselor would be required to have demonstrated expertise in individual or group domestic violence counseling. In cases in which a defendant is found guilty of a crime or offense involving domestic violence, and where the court suspends the imposition of a sentence or sentences in order for a defendant to be placed on probation, the court would be required to order the defendant to participate in, and complete, a program of professional counseling.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Women and Children
Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading  (on 10/13/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
10/13/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
10/13/2016 Assembly Women and Children Hearing (10:00 10/13/2016 Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 10/13/2016 Assembly Women and Children Committee: Reported with Amendments 6 0 0