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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Domestic violence is often enabled by economic captivity. Dr Ludy Green, President and Founder of Second Chance Employment Services and author of Ending Domestic Violence Captivity: A Guide to Economic Freedom(Volcano Press, 2014), discusses her work to break the cycle by giving victims of domestic violence training, employment opportunities, and more. The number Dr Green read on air, for help, is 888-331-7451. There are links to resources below as well.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Police say domestic violence is a leading factor.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Gabrielle Glaser, journalist and author of Her Best Kept Secret: Why Women Drink—And How They Can Regain Control discusses how one violent offender took advantage of the organization to target vulnerable women within the community.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Law makers in Albany have come to an agreement on a series of bills aimed at combating domestic violence, including one that cracks down on repeat offenders.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is up for reauthorization this year. While VAWA has served countless women since its inception, the rate of domestic violence homicides has remained virtually unchanged in nearly every state since the law’s passage in 1994 -- every state, that is, except Maryland, where domestic violence homicides have fallen by 40 percent since 2007. Jacquelyn Campbell can claim some credit for that decrease. She created the Danger Assessment, a screen that helps police and advocates determine the likelihood that an abuser will murder his or her partner. Susan Miller is the CEO of a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Police Department implemented the Danger Assessment in 2009, and the number of women asking for help has skyrocketed.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Danger Assessment was created by Jacquelyn Campbell, Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. The Assessment is a screen that helps police, advocates, judges and others determine the likelihood that an abuser will murder his or her partner.
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Ph.D., R.N. Copyright, 2003; www.dangerassessment.com
Several risk factors have been associated with increased risk of homicides (murders) of women and men in violent relationships. We cannot predict what will happen in your case, but we would like you to be aware of the danger of homicide in situations of abuse and for you to see how many of the risk factors apply to your situation.
Using the calendar, please mark the approximate dates during the past year when you were abused by your partner or ex partner. Write on that date how bad the incident was according to the following scale:
1. Slapping, pushing; no injuries and/or lasting pain
2. Punching, kicking; bruises, cuts, and/or continuing pain
3. "Beating up"; severe contusions, burns, broken bones
4. Threat to use weapon; head injury, internal injury, permanent injury
5. Use of weapon; wounds from weapon
(If any of the descriptions for the higher number apply, use the higher number.)
Mark Yes or No for each of the following. ("He" refers to your husband, partner, ex-husband, ex- partner, or whoever is currently physically hurting you.)
___1. Has the physical violence increased in severity or frequency over the past year?
___2. Does he own a gun?
___3. Have you left him after living together during the past year? 3a. (If have never lived with him, check here___)
___4. Is he unemployed?
___5. Has he ever used a weapon against you or threatened you with a lethal weapon? (If yes, was the weapon a gun?____)
___6. Does he threaten to kill you?
___7. Has he avoided being arrested for domestic violence?
___8. Do you have a child that is not his?
___9. Has he ever forced you to have sex when you did not wish to do so?
___10. Does he ever try to choke you?
___11. Does he use illegal drugs? By drugs, I mean "uppers" or amphetamines, “meth”, speed, angel dust, cocaine, "crack", street drugs or ___mixtures.
___12. Is he an alcoholic or problem drinker?
___13. Does he control most or all of your daily activities? For instance: does he tell you who you can be friends with, when you can see your family, how much money you can use, or when you can take the car? (If he tries, but you do not let him, check here: ____)
___14. Is he violently and constantly jealous of you? (For instance, does he say "If I can't have you, no one can.")
___15. Have you ever been beaten by him while you were pregnant? (If you have never been pregnant by him, check here: ____)
___16. Has he ever threatened or tried to commit suicide?
___17. Does he threaten to harm your children?
___18. Do you believe he is capable of killing you?
___19. Does he follow or spy on you, leave threatening notes or messages, destroy your property, or call you when you don’t want him to?
___20. Have you ever threatened or tried to commit suicide?
____ Total "Yes" Answers
Thank you. Please talk to your nurse, advocate or counselor about what the Danger Assessment means in terms of your situation.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Victims of human trafficking crimes are not utilizing visas that allow them to live and work in the United States legally for four years according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In 2011, 967 victims applied for the visas and 557 were approved, along with 722 of their family members, far less than the cap allowed for.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Three years ago, Chris Brown made headlines when he brutally beat his then-girlfriend Rhianna, putting her in the hospital and forcing both to cancel their scheduled Grammy performances. Brown was invited back for this year's awards show, and performed twice to great acclaim. Since Sunday's event, many of Brown's female fans — aka members of "Team Breezy" — have expressed their support by tweeting that they would let him beat them up.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
The fallout has started surrounding today's revelation that a former deputy mayor under Bloomberg resigned after being arrested for domestic violence. And at the front of his media surf board is Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
Stringer sent out a statement late this morning saying he was "deeply troubled by the news" that former Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith had spent two nights in a Washington, DC jail after being arrested after a domestic dispute with his wife. Goldsmith resigned abruptly on August 4. The New York Post reported today that on July 30, Goldsmith had been arrested in Washington, DC, after his wife called the police. The incident, the Post said, was what led to Goldsmith's resignation--not his poor handling of the monster snow storm back in January, as had been the suspicion.
Speaking to the press earlier, Borough President Stringer called on the mayor to give an account of what happened, what the decision making process behind Goldsmith's resignation was, and why the incident wasn't disclosed to the public.
"We have a right to know the circumstances relating to his resignation," Stringer said. "If the resignation was a result of this arrest, then New Yorkers have the right to know that a high-ranking deputy mayor, in charge of oversight of the NYPD, was arrested under some very difficult circumstances."
Stringer was careful not to directly criticize the mayor's handling of the incident, saying that that his office wasn't "picking a fight with the mayor."
"I dont want to characterize the circumstances surrounding the mayor's thinking until i know what it was," Stringer said. "And then we'll go from there."
Marc LaVorgna, a spokesperson with the mayor's office, released the following statement: "We have nothing to add to Mrs. Goldsmith's account of the incident, but it was clear to the Mayor and Mr. Goldsmith that he could no longer serve at City Hall, regardless of his guilt or innocence."
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, November 08, 2010
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
By early next year, the city will be posting online statistics on the number and type of hate and domestic violence crimes. Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito says the localized data will empower neighborhoods to take action.