Individuals of either gender can be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. However, it is also possible that a person in Georgia or any other state will face a charge for a crime that he or she may not have committed. There are many defenses that a person can use against a charge of domestic violence such as asserting that someone else actually committed the crime.
A government shutdown is looming unless lawmakers can reach a deal that includes a temporary spending measure. This is of concern to many individuals, including those seeking protection at domestic violence shelters. Some domestic violence shelters in Georgia and around the country are funded by the federal government. Some are still reeling from the loss of funding that came during the shutdown earlier in 2019.