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Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

National Family Justice Center Alliance Call to Action

By Casey Gwinn, Esq

 

This week the National Family Justice Center Alliance has been part of the national effort to challenge Commissioner Roger Goodell and the National Football League (NFL) to take a stronger stand against domestic violence. We need your help to make our important recommendations known and heard by all.

The NFL, like all businesses and institutions in our country, must do more to address the social and cultural norms that continue to promote domestic violence against women, men, and children.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Santa Clara County Now Has Two Family Justice Centers
By Andie Waterman
San Jose Mercury News

 

MORGAN HILL -- When she sought to escape her husband's abusive behavior a year ago, Aidee Portillo Fernandez found herself traveling back and forth between police agencies and victim assistance programs, all the while fearing her spouse would find out she was seeking help.

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

San Diego Family Justice Center Reaches Out to Victims
San Diego 6 News

 

Directors of the San Diego Family Justice Center say one in four women experiences some form of domestic violence in her lifetime.
The center uses a unique pairing of law enforcement, legal assistance and nonprofit organizations to help the victims of abuse.

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Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

Concord: Planned Family Justice Center aims to be 'one-stop shop' for victims of domestic abuse

By Lisa P. White
Contra Costa Times


CONCORD -- The proposed Central County Family Justice Center aims to help victims and their families navigate the often overwhelming and intimidating process of reporting domestic violence.

The proposed downtown Concord center, the existing West Contra Costa Family Justice Center in Richmond and a third center planned for East County, would be the first countywide network in the country, according to Contra Costa County leaders.

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Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

'Only Development Of Its Kind' Gets It Right Offering Housing, Medical, Mental Care To Homeless 

By Robbie Couch
The Huffington Post

 

The homeless population in Denver now has an abundance of life-changing resources available for them to access. And each one is under one (very large) roof.

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Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

Mass Shooting Analysis Finds Strong Domestic Violence Connection
By Melissa Jeltsen
Huffington Post

 

A recent analysis of U.S. gun deaths has found that a majority of mass shootings were related to domestic or family violence.

The analysis, performed by Michael Bloomberg's gun violence prevention group, Everytown for Gun Safety, looked at mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and July 2014. In that span of five and a half years, the group identified 110 mass shootings, which were defined as shootings in which at least four people were murdered with a firearm. Of those shootings, at least 57 percent were related to domestic or family violence.

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