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Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, is a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and represents New York's 10th Congressional District. Debbie Dingell, a Democrat, is a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and represents Michigan's 12th Congressional District. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
(CNN)A 36-year-old woman finally gets the courage to flee her partner, who abused her physically and sexually for years. She seeks assistance from the police and Family Court, working closely with detectives and district attorneys as they attempt to bring criminal charges against her abuser. After years of mistreatment, she finally secures an order of protection against her ex and starts a new life.