domestic violence

Fair housing advocates in New Orleans are supporting legislation that would protect domestic violence victims from eviction. Apartment management groups want to make sure the rules are clear.

A package of bills to help prevent domestic violence deaths is pending debate on the House floor, but without a controversial piece of the puzzle.

Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest round of budget cuts is falling on shelters that take in battered women and other domestic violence prevention providers.

The reductions were made to help close a $166 million midyear budget deficit.

The Advocate reports funding for family violence prevention and intervention programs was cut by more than $998,000. That's a 16 percent drop in the dollars spent on contracts the state holds with shelters and other domestic violence programs.