Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff on VAWA:
"I moved back to Utah in 1994 to work as an Assistant Utah Attorney General. That same year, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”). One of my jobs was to represent the Utah Crime Victims Reparations Board, where VAWA resources were emphasized.
The UDVC mission is "to create a state where domestic violence is intolerable." Ending violence is the foundation for the work, however I believe we can not rest until we create a state where families flourish; where all members of our families and communities are held in high regard and treated with compassion, dignity and respect. None of us or our children are truly safe until we all live in homes free of abuse and violence.