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New program aims to give more aid to domestic violence victims

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Iowa has become one of a dozen states to notify domestic violence victims when protective orders have been issued to keep an abuser away from the victim.

Attorney General Tom Miller announced the program Tuesday. It's financed by a Federal Department of Justice grant and ongoing costs will be covered by criminal fines.

The program is meant to give victims peace of mind. Through the program, victims will be notified when a court issues a protective order or when an order is about to expire.

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