The OK Domestic Violence Survivorship Act is two pronged:
1) it creates a sentencing procedure on the front end of a prosecution which allows a judge to consider evidence of abuse. If the abuse is substantiated, then the survivor is entered into a lesser sentencing range than they were originally eligible for;
2) the law also allows this same process for people who have already been sentenced to prison to be resentenced.
A law to help survivors of violence who are caught up in the criminal justice system must do a few things:
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