Medics Against Violence

Coercive Control Bill Signed Into Law in Hawaii

On September 15, 2020, Hawaii became the first US state to adopt legislation against Coercive Control. Governor David Ige signed into law a historic amendment expanding the definition of domestic abuse to include “Coercive Control between family or household members for the purposes of insurance and protective orders.”  The bills were supported by the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women as well…