Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00

Student Leaders Learn About Dating Violence and Bullying
Janice Habuda - Buffalo News

Almost all of them had heard about the domestic violence incidents involving former professional football player Ray Rice and entertainers Chris Brown and Rihanna.

Then, a video of the CBS news report “Loved to Death” introduced them to the tragic end of a troubled relationship between two Massachusetts teenagers.

And by the end of Tuesday’s annual youth leadership conference, conducted by the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, students from 16 schools in Buffalo and suburban Erie County had learned the warning signs of potential trouble in their own and other relationships.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

Concord: Center to Help Domestic Violence Victims Opening in January
Lisa P. White - Contra Costa Times

CONCORD -- The Central County Family Justice Center, which will help victims report domestic violence, is scheduled to open next month in Salvio Pacheco Square.

The City Council on Tuesday allocated $35,000 to fund the first six months of operations at the center and approved a three-year lease for 8,000 square feet of office space at 2151 Salvio St., across from Todos Santos Plaza. Rent for the space will be paid for from the center's budget, not by the city.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

Benjamin Watson's 'The Big BENefit 2014' A Great Success
Samantha McLain - Neworleanssaints.com

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson continues to impress on and off the football field. On Tuesday, Dec. 9, Watson hosted a holiday shopping event “The Big BENefit” 2014 through his foundation One More.

Twenty-five caretakers of families from the New Orleans Family Justice Center gathered at the Wal-Mart in Harahan where they were greeted by Watson and his wife Kirsten.

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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:00

Richmond Police Chief a Prominent Participant in Protest Against Police Violence
Robert Rogers - insidebayarea.com


RICHMOND -- Amid the nationwide tumult over recent instances of police officers using deadly force against unarmed people, Bay Area cities like Berkeley and Oakland have been rived by impassioned protests that have at times turned violent.

But a different kind of protest popped up in Richmond on Tuesday, and at the vanguard of the gathering calling for a reduction in police violence in communities of color was an unlikely participant: Richmond's police chief.

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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:00

Marshall's Clothing Drive Helps DV Survivors
NFL Now - Yahoo

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall partnered with McDonald's and Bailey's Moving and Storage on Tuesday for a clothing drive benefiting the Rose Andom Center, the first family justice center in Colorado.

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Monday, 08 December 2014 00:00

Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Open Family Justice Center for Victims of Abuse
Mary Kilpatrick - Northeast Ohio Media Group - Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse can now go to one spot to get legal counseling and support.

The Family Justice Center opened Monday downtown after seven years of planning by the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.

The center was created with the idea that placing social-service providers under one roof would make navigating the often complex system less intimidating for victims.

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