DOJ becomes first major federal agency to issue a workplace violence policy

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

As part of its observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) today rolled out its official workplace domestic violence policy for employees.  Legal Momentum's Vice President for Government Relations, Lisalyn Jacobs, was on hand for the occasion. The Workplace Resource Center, which Legal Momentum was instrumental in getting included in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2005, was the centerpiece of today's observance.  President Obama issued a directive last year requiring all federal agencies to create their own policies, and the DOJ is the first agency to implement its policy.  The rest are due to be finalized early next month.  The Office on Violence against Women (OVW) singled out both Legal Momentum and Ms. Jacobs, thanking us for our work as a Workplace Resource Center partner, and for our work on the federal policy.

Lisalyn Jacobs at the DOJ

To read the full text of the remarks made by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole on the DOJ's new policy to address domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the workplace, click here.