CPRC’s Nikki Goeser testifies in support of Tennessee’s Lifetime Order of Protection Expansion Bill

Mar 15, 2024 | Crime, Legislation

The Crime Prevention Research Center’s Nikki Goeser testifies in support of SB1699 Tennessee’s Lifetime Order of Protection Expansion Bill (her testimony starts at 3:40 into this video). This bill expands the eligibility for filing a petition to obtain a lifetime order of protection to include victims of aggravated stalking, especially aggravated stalking and felony harassment. Due process must take place first in criminal court, where the defendant must be convicted. After conviction, the victim can then petition the court, where a Judge will make the decision to either grant or not, based on the facts.

After Nikki’s testimony, the bill was adopted unanimously by the committee.

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