New Arizona laws protecting abuse victims in effect

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A new year means new laws in the State of Arizona.  A couple of the new laws target abuse.

Starting in 2012 people convicted of a dangerous crime against children of sexual assault will receive an additional $500 fine.

The funds will help counties pay for medical or forensic interviews.

Also this year, the Secretary of State will be required to establish a program to protect residential addresses of victims of domestic abuse.