Breaking: Gov. Brown signs Kathy’s Law: Landmark GPS creates a restraining order that works

GPS, Restraining orders

Kathy Scharbarh was killed within days of obtaining a restraining order. On her Thanksgiving Day birthday at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.

Today Gov. Brown signed Kathy’s Law which allows crime victims to request a GPS enhancement to their restraining orders, into law.

In addition to criminal court, Kathy’s Law enables Family Court judges addressing the issue of Domestic Violence to also decide on a case-by-case basis, whether or not a GPS enhancement is necessary to their restraining orders.

Kathy’s Law addresses the decades long problem of Family Court judges adjudicating crimes in family court, and for the very first time, all judges have the ability to render a restraining order, actually, effective.

In addition to enabling women to save their own life, a restraining order with a GPS enhancement also saves city, county and state resources.

See video on the Restraining Order page.

Real-time GPS with victim notification, with straps that are next to impossible to cut, is currently less expensive and more effective than what the State of California currently uses.

A request for GPS was first brought to the San Diego City Council in 2010.

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About bonnie russell

It's not about me....but working with and sometimes against attorneys, I *do* find interesting people doing interesting things.
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