Tuesday, 08 April 2014 00:00

Hamilton County Family Justice Center To Hold Public Forum On Thursday
The Chattanoogan.com

The Hamilton County Family Justice Center will hold a public forum on Thursday, from 6-7 p.m. at the Brainerd Youth and Family Development Center at 1010 North Moore Road.
The forum can be viewed live online by clicking here.

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Friday, 04 April 2014 00:00

Grisanti to Sponsor Domestic Violence Roundtable with Family Justice Center


(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) will sponsor a New York State Senate Roundtable,”Domestic Violence: Prevention Starts With You” on Friday, April 4th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at the Walter J. Mahoney Building, 65 Court Street in Buffalo, Senate Hearing Room 6.
Unfortunately, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Surprisingly, only one in seven instances is reported.

Panelists include:
Mary Travers Murphy, Executive Director Family Justice Center;
David Wisniewski, brother of murder victim Jackie Wisniewski (shot to death at Erie County Medical Center);
Dr. Matthew L. Withiam-Leitch, MD, PhD at the University of Buffalo Family Medicine and Family Justice Center Board Member;
Elizabeth King, sister of domestic violence murder victim; and 

Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Friday, 04 April 2014 00:00

Roundtable Aims to Raise Awareness and Stop Domestic Violence
Ashley Hirtzel - WBFO 88.7

A roundtable discussion about domestic violence prevention took place in downtown Buffalo Friday. The meeting was hosted by Senator Mark Grisanti and the Family Justice Center of Buffalo.
The discussion entitled ‘Domestic Violence: Prevention Starts With You’ aims to spread awareness about domestic violence and put a stop to it happening in society.
One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, but only one in seven instances are reported.
Several survivors of domestic violence and family members of deceased victims told their story during the hearing. An emotional David Wisniewski told the story of how his sister Jackie Wisniewski was murdered at Erie County Medical Center in June 2012, as a result of domestic violence.

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Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

 Bill to Bar Domestic Abusers from Owning Guns Passes Louisiana House

At-a-Glance: Three bills to extend more rights to victims of domestic violence are halfway on their way to becoming law, after the Louisiana House unanimously approved them on Thursday (April 3)..

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

 San Diego Hosts International Family Justice Conference

Coming to San Diego from all over the world, more than 500 domestic violence professionals, police, prosecutors, judges and advocates. And while they have expertise in the issue - often referred to as the root of all crime - they have come to a city to also learn. When it opened in 2002, the San Diego Family Justice Center was the first of its kind in the world.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

Reaching Out to Stop Domestic Violence
City Heights Life

The 21-year-old Somali immigrant had barely settled into City Heights when the husband she wed through an arranged marriage back home began beating her and their 5-year-old son. Police say the man routinely terrorized his victims before an acquaintance at the woman’s mosque intervened.

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