domestic violence

New fellowship to target gaps in services for survivors of domestic violence

Willow Domestic Violence Center has won a grant -- one of only two in the state -- to establish a fellowship aimed at improving the services it provides...
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Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:57am
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New law has power to change outcomes for abuse survivors who act in self-defense

Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act into law. It allows judges to consider the trauma of domestic abuse when...
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Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:32am
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Connections: Author Jerri Lynn Sparks on her book, "Surviving Madmen"

We sit down with a woman who wrote a book about how she survived her husband's attack during the summer of 2010. Jerri Lynn Sparks was the press...
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Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:37am
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Connections: How to rehabilitate perpetrators of domestic violence

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt is speaking out about a video that caught him getting into a physical altercation with a woman. Hunt...
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Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:09am
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Connections: Understanding the Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law in 1994 with bipartisan support. Co-authored by the late Louise Slaughter, it provides a...
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Tue, 08/14/2018 - 1:56pm
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Connections: Domestic violence survivor Sabrina Brown

In her book, “I Married a Sociopath,” writer and epidemiologist Sabrina Brown details decades of physical, verbal, and financial abuse by her ex-husband...
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Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:41am
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Connections: Women's safety, their right to use firearms, and allegations of domestic violence

The story of a Rochester police officer advising a man to break into the home of his estranged girlfriend has raised a number of questions about women’s...
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Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:51am
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Congresswoman Slaughter vows to fight for key domestic abuse law

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will spend the next several months fighting to reauthorize a law she says contributed to decreasing rates of domestic...
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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 1:08am
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Connections: How domestic violence affects victims and communities

Reports of domestic violence in Monroe County are down for the sixth year in a row, but the rates are still higher than the state average. While there’s...
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Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:52am
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