November 25, 2006

Muslim vigil, dialogues confront violence in the home

Cooper's office unveiled updated sex offender registry site

Forget O.J.; put focus on domestic violence

Jury Acquits Man of Domestic Violence

This really upset me! Read this article, and really pay attention to the "reason" the jury acquitted him. Lack of evidence? but, keep reading...seemed to me that all the evidence is even published in this article. The fact the jury was not told about his TWO previous DV arrests....come on now. He has done this three times now and keeps getting by with it....why? Because abusers are smooth, they can con a con man when they want to! GGGRRR....please feel free to leave comments!

Holiday Stress Can Cause Family Violence

Report: Foster boy may be alive if domestic violence charge known

Fletcher grants partial pardons to 3 women in domestic violence killings

November 14, 2006

Dealing with Domestic Violence: Training Materials

This 8 unit training module is geared towards Social Workers, however it is a good starting place for all who wish to advocate or work in the DV arena. This is also a certificate course for the state of MA. I have not found a program like this for any other sate yet, but I'm still looking. If you know that you sate has one on-line please leave the info in the comments, and we will put it up as soon as we see it. Thanks!!!

Dealing with Domestic Violence: Training Materials

November 12, 2006

Domestic violence: Attorneys fight tough bond policy

How can Defense attorneys argue that this bond policy is too strict? I'm sorry but if someone is charged with DV, then the judges are right in this situation, they must make sure the victim is safe! Also, arguing that this is unfair because if the person can't pay the bond they must sit in jail and often loose their job, is just ridiculous...They should have thought about that BEFORE committing Domestic Violence.

Domestic violence: Attorneys fight tough bond policy

November 10, 2006

FOXNews.com - Sex Offender Ordered to Wear Warning T-Shirt - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

I'm sorry that I find humor in this sentence! If only Domestic Violence Abuser's could be made to wear a shirt proclaiming what they are....ah, but to dream.....

FOXNews.com - Sex Offender Ordered to Wear Warning T-Shirt - Local News News Articles National News US News

MyFox Kansas City | Domestic Violence Victims 'Never Feel Safe'

Finally, a shelter taht gets it! read below, then finish reading the article through the link provided....The domestic violence hotline at the Rose Brooks
Center in Kansas City has 75 beds for women and children and all of them are
full. We can't tell you where this shelter is because everyone here
has someone trying to find them/

MyFox Kansas City Domestic Violence Victims 'Never Feel Safe'

abc11tv.com: Young Mother Laid to Rest

For more information on this case please look along the right hand side of the article for the video clips, and 911 tape, etc...

abc11tv.com: Young Mother Laid to Rest

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APP.COM - 2 SISTERS SLAIN BY MOM'S EX-BOYFRIEND; HE KILLS SELF | Asbury Park Press Online

One of these sisters was 21 an pregnant the other was 15, the mother was not home when this happened. Police interceppted her on her way home from work. Please leave comments!

APP.COM - 2 SISTERS SLAIN BY MOM'S EX-BOYFRIEND; HE KILLS SELF Asbury Park Press Online

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Two justices voice concern for domestic violence in Richardson opinion

What two judges say when faced with two different DV trials, one a man and one a woman...the man gets 30 years from his jury and the woman gets no jail time from her jury....is this fair? The man's sentence is now being over turned and remanded back to the judge that passed sentence on him, with his sentence being dropped by 20 years, however, the woman as of now will not have her sentence increased...they committed roughly the same crime.


West Virginia Record Two justices voice concern for domestic violence in Richardson opinion

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West Virginia Record | Legal system not best way to deal with domestic violence, survivors say

The reporter who did this article even gives some suggestions of his own at the end. This is an over all good article, which brings up several points that need to be out in the public view....the legal system does not help the victim of DV, and in fact in most cases it hinders and harms the victims.

West Virginia Record Legal system not best way to deal with domestic violence, survivors say

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Session covers violence issues

South Carolina finally getting a handle on the DV issues within thier state. SC is ranked 6th in the number of women killed by men, this is a step in teh right direction for them! Please leave your comments


The Sun News 11/10/2006 Session covers violence issues

Hawkins deputy's domestic violence charge dismissed

I'm not sure that agree that this one is as completely innocent as they are trying to make this sound, please leave your comments as to whether or not you think he is going to end up harming his wife or not in the future....

Tri-Cities, Tennessee Personal News and Media Center

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The Korea Times : Steps for Domestic Violence Victims

Sounds like Korea isn't messing around here with this....I'm not sure what their laws are, but this makes it sound like they are strict when it comes to DV offenders.

The Korea Times : Steps for Domestic Violence Victims

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Police Looking to Prevent Domestic Violence

Ok, so maybe I'm not reading this correctly, but what I'm getting out of this...is that the police will now take Domestic Violence calls more seriously because one of their own finally ended up getting shot...if that is what is really going on, then that is sad. It is great they have heightened awareness, but if that is their reason why....just sad!

WTRF-TV – News for Wheeling, West Virginia and the Ohio Valley

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Pilot Program Could Help Save Domestic Violence Victims' Lives - News - WRAL.com | WRAL

This seems like a good idea, sure...but I don't think too much confidence should be placed on its ability to save lives. Sure it gives a warning that something may happen and that is great, however, it still will not be the only thing that needs to be done.


Pilot Program Could Help Save Domestic Violence Victims' Lives - News - WRAL.com WRAL

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November 9, 2006

Judge's estranged wife seeks domestic violence injunction - Orlando Sentinel : Orange County News

"You're going to die" and "I'm going to kill you in court," she quoted him saying. Other times, he left messages "saying that he drafted all the family law rules [in Orange County] and that I'm in over my head and 'I don't know who I'm messing with.' ''

Judge's estranged wife seeks domestic violence injunction - Orlando Sentinel : Orange County News

WFTV.com - News - Judge Accused Of Abuse Continues Presiding Over Cases

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November 8, 2006

SLED arrests area police chief on domestic violence charges

This police chief already had a restraining order against him and still continued to pursue his victim. In his case there is no excuse, he knew the law and broke it repeatedly, I sincerely hope for his victim's sake that he is made to pay for his abuse towards her.

The Sun News 11/07/2006 SLED arrests area police chief on domestic violence charges

Georgetown Times

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November 6, 2006

Saudi Court Sentences Vctim of Gang Rape to 90 Lashes

Ok, this is just plain stupid if you ask me!!! I am so glad that I do not live in that country!!!

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'Call to Men' focuses on domestic violence

Are we as a society raising the next abuser's by teaching little boys more of how to not act like a sissy, that it isn't teaching our sons to act like real men?

HometownAnnapolis.com, Top Stories - 'Call to Men' focuses on domestic violence


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Community response crucial to tackling domestic violence

These two women talk about the abuse they went through as children and how they have turned that into a positive thing in thier lives by using it to help others. A quote from each of the women:

“Our system has a lot of control issues,” said Connelly. “We need to be more focused on what the heck is wrong with people.”

“My mom didn’t know that hitting was abuse. It is so important to talk about violence as much as we can so people know its not O.K.,” added Palmer. “Violence is learned, batters become batters after watching violence.”

The Herald Review - Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Domestic Violence: A Reality to Overcome - News


Domestic Violence: A Reality to Overcome - News
This is one woman's approach to trying to help others, this article cites several statistics and gives their references also. An overall good read! At the end she says:"Bufford hopes that others can learn from her unfortunate experiences and has these words of wisdom to impart on her peers and colleagues: "I want people to know that it [domestic violence] could happen to anyone. We don't know what is happening to the people around us. Acknowledge the fact that anyone around us could be living a life we would consider unimaginable. Be kinder to one another. Our negative words could be adding fuel to the fire, but positive words could be soothing to someone's pain."Now read the rest of the article and leave your comments, please!Domestic Violence: A Reality to Overcome - News

For domestic violence victims, help doesn't end when police leave the scene

For domestic violence victims, help doesn't end when police leave the scene
Read how this police department is handling follow-up on DV related calls. This is so great! At least a step in the right direction.Does your local police department do this, or anything like this, please let us know by leaving a comment!

Top Stories--For domestic violence victims, help doesn't end when police leave the scene

Viet Nam News--Domestic violence law to protect women, families

This article origianlly invoked joy in me that they are finally making laws in Veitnam to protect women against DV. I have friends from there and they still have family there, so this sparked my attention when I saw it. It is great that the country is starting to take steps to proctect thier citizens with DV laws and that is definetly a step in the right direction. However, I was disgusted to read that the biggest portion of the dabate stemmed from the Sexual Abuse claus, because Sexual Abuse has been taboo and such a sensitive topic there for so long. They argued over how to determine action against Sexual Abuse because it is a personal matter, and even stated that "While agreeing that women were victims in most cases of sexual abuse, some delegates raised concerns on the clause prohibiting sexual abuse as it was difficult to be enforced. Though many women delegates called for defining types of sexual abuse to overcome the problem, they found it hard to define such actions and set sanctions for them." Now that is what made me mad...read the article and please leave a comment, I'd like to have others opinions on this!


Viet Nam News--Domestic violence law to protect women, families

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Abusers reform then help others

Both of these articles make a really good point, that yes an abuser can reform and yes them reaching out to others can help. I do not agree that all abusers can be reformed but I do feel that there should be something in place in our system where people who feel themselves going down the road to being an abuser can go to get help. Right now the accepted norm is that it isn't called or classified as abuse until the "Abuse Cycle" has been repeated three times. Well, if there were programs in place that an individual could reach out to for help after say the second time, I believe alot of lives and broken homes and broken people would be saved. Currently if someone were to go asking for help, by saying that they have already committed the act of abuse once or twice, instead of help they would be prosecuted, and all the while we have others getting by with it daily. Please read the articles, and leave your comments, this is something I'm really ready to get out into the public view!


Farmington Daily Times - Domestic violence offender shares his story

CITIZEN-TIMES.com: Reformed batterer’s story offers lessons on domestic violence

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BostonHerald.com - Local & Regional: Even tough domestic violence cases need prosecuting

BostonHerald.com - Local & Regional: Even tough domestic violence cases need prosecuting

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November 1, 2006

Congressman, wife acknowledge State Police visit

I'm going to follow this up tomorrow and see if he really does go and sign the permission waiver to have the real report released. I hope for his wife's sake this really is made up and not true!

The Post-Star :: News

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Canadian Community success story

This is a success story of what one community in Canada is doing. I think this could be a model for other communities, it would just take some work!

Waterloo Chronicle

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