Legislation

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CADV advocates for changes in legislation that more effectively address the needs of vulnerable persons such as women, minors, elderly, disabled and sexual minorities as it relates to domestic and gender-based violence. The Coalition, working in alliance with several organisations, has been a chief advocate for the following primary legislation:

The Domestic Violence Act, 1991 and 1999
Sexual Offences Act, 1999
The Children Act, 2000
The Adoption of Children Act
The Children Authority Act
The Children’s Community Residences, Foster Homes and Nurseries Act, 2000
The Homes for Older Persons Act