In 2001, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division established the Domestic Violence in the Workplace Prevention Program. This initiative began in October of 1997, when former Governor Paul Cellucci issued Executive Order #398, establishing one of the state's first polices granting specific remedies to victims of domestic violence in the workplace. In 2007, Governor Deval Patrick issued Executive Order #491, a new and expanded policy that additionally includes remedies for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the workplace. This policy also calls for progressive discipline for perpetrators who commit acts or threaten to commit acts of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in the workplace. In accordance with Executive Order #491, all Executive Branch agencies are required to update their existing policies, disseminate the revised policy to all staff, designate specific agency personnel to assist victims, and ensure agency wide training is implemented.