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NFL to announce $10M in funding for coalition working to prevent sexual violence from USA Today, 06/28/2016

June 28th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe NFL on Tuesday will announce $10 million in funding over the next five years to a coalition of non-profit organizations working to prevent sexual violence.

The first phase of the NFL’s donation to Raliance, the coalition between the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, will go into effect on July 1, with the awarding of 27 grants worth $50,000 each to a variety of organizations across the country and one in Guam.

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SCOTUS: Domestic Abusers Can’t Have Guns from Sojourners, 06/27/2016

June 28th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe Supreme Court ruled June 27 that the federal government can ban abusers from possessing guns.

The 6-2 ruling in Voisine v. U.S. upholds a federal law that prohibits any person convicted of a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” from owning a firearm.

The case was brought by two men convicted of misdemeanor assault under state law and later charged with federal crimes for possessing firearms. The plaintiffs, Stephen Voisine and William Armstrong, argued that their crimes did not count under federal statute because their crimes were reckless, not intentional or knowing.

The Court’s ruling that a reckless domestic assault counts as a domestic violence misdemeanor means that the federal law remains in place.

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This researcher is developing an app to stop domestic violence attitudes in teens from Science Alert, 06/24/2016

June 27th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsAn Australian researcher has been designing an app aimed at 10- to 15-year-old boys, to help them create healthy relationships with their peers.

“The National Survey of Youth Attitudes reported very disturbing findings about young men’s attitudes and behaviours,” said YSF CEO, Cath Bartolo.

“Evidence shows that boys and young men are not clear on where to draw the line on what constitutes respect in relationships and what crosses the line in to harm. For example, many do not get that coercing a girl into sex is rape.”

The app will help boys talk to girls, and will give teens insight and advice about helping their friends and maintaining respectful relationships; but it also has an important undertone – putting a stop to domestic violence.

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Print Email Facebook Twitter More Number of homeless women rising in Brisbane, domestic violence often the cause, experts say from ABC NEWS, 06/27/2016

June 27th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsHelena Menih from the University of New England spent 10 months on the streets of Brisbane talking to homeless women about their experiences as part of her PhD studies.

She says the number of homeless women in Australia is growing and domestic violence is a common thread.

“One important element here to consider is women who are at risk of becoming homeless — so before they actually end up on the street, there is something that needs to be done,” Dr Menih said.

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Domestic abuse: Violence amid a life of luxury from BBC News, 06/09/2016

June 10th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsA new shelter aims to provide a safe haven for women who are targets of domestic abuse in some of Sydney’s most affluent areas, writes Ashley Donnelly.

When Lisa McAdams began her decade-long relationship with the man who abused her, she had a successful career and enough savings for a home deposit. She walked away a single parent, carrying debts that took a decade to reconcile.

“I was lucky he hit me”, Ms McAdams confesses bluntly.

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Domestic violence court coming to Madison County from St. Louis Public Radio, 05/31/2016

May 31st, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsDomestic violence cases in Madison County will be handled a bit differently starting June 1.

The county will become the second in Illinois to establish a domestic violence accountability court, hearing all levels of cases between intimate partners. Two civil and two criminal judges will handle the docket, allowing for better coordination among criminal cases and orders of protection.

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