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Sep
18
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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Sep
17
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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Sep
17
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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Sep
14
Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

Tulsa's rate of women murdered by men far outpaces national figure
By Dylan Goforth
Tulsa World

 

Ashley Brizendine was 21 and pregnant the first time her boyfriend was jailed on allegations that he abused her.

Her boyfriend, Brian Xavier Harris, was arrested after she told police that he grabbed her by the throat and poured red Kool-Aid down her throat. Harris finally stopped, she told police, and told her to “go take a shower.” While she was showering, Harris hit her in the head, leaving a bruise, and cut her with a knife, leaving a visible 2-inch laceration, she said.

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