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Jul
30
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

New Courthouse Dog Providing Support for Montgomery Victims
By Lindsey Rogers - WSFA.com

 

MONTGOMERY CO., AL (WSFA) - A new staff member in the criminal justice system in Montgomery County is proving to be a huge asset in investigations and in the courtroom, helping victims open up about what happened to them.

Her name is Willow and her is a two-year-old Labrador/Retriever mix. She was bred and raised by Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that trains and provides assistance dogs. Her skills and disposition have made the professionally trained facility dog the perfect fit to work with victims at the One Place Family Justice Center- a victim advocacy center in Montgomery.

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Jul
24
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00

Rebecca Lovelace to lead FACES

By IBR Staff

Idahoe Business Review

Rebecca Lovelace has joined the Ada County Family Justice Center as executive director. She brings 20 years of experience working in the criminal justice and victim services fields.  

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Jul
21
Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

Experts: Strangulation assaults often mishandled

By Madeline Buckley

South Bend Tribune


The woman who called 911 was gasping for breath as she told the dispatch operator that her partner strangled her. But even as she struggled to inhale, taking shallow, choking breaths, she said she didn’t need a paramedic, minimizing the danger she was in.
St. Joseph County police and prosecutors heard the 911 call during a training session on Friday, a classic example of the aftermath of a strangulation assault.

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Jul
11
Friday, 11 July 2014 00:00

Manhattan DA: Domestic violence often an invisible crime

July 11, 2014

CBS News

By Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

I want to give you a glimpse into the violent and tragic world of domestic violence by telling you about a young woman named Sylvie Cachay.

Sylvie was a 33-year-old fashion designer in a highly-volatile relationship with her boyfriend, Nicholas Brooks, a drug user without a job or employment prospects. While Sylvie worked to succeed in the fast-paced New York City fashion industry, he spent his days sleeping at her apartment and spending the money she earned. She knew he cheated on her, and had previously paid for sex with women, but could not let go of him. She repeatedly attempted to break up with him, yet he always convinced her to take him back.

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