Save Our Shelters

May 19th, 2010 In: Violence in the News By: Comments 0

On May 14th, Governor Swarzenegger did exactly what we expected and elminated ALL funding for California’s domestic violence programs.  Already, the Grass Valley Shelter has announced that they will have to permanently close its’ doors on June 30th.  Click here to sign the petition and demand that the Governor restore FULL funding to the programs […]

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Social Statement with Your Fashion Statement

Apr 21st, 2010 In: Violence in the News By: Comments 0

Today, April 21, marks National Denim Day – an opportunity to bring awareness about violence and sexual assault through wearing your favorite pair of jeans.  Advocacy could not be made any simpler! Why Denim Day?  In Italy, in 1993, an 18-year old girl is picked up by her married 45-year old driving instructor for her […]

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Hit to Stop Domestic Violence

Nov 30th, 2009 In: Director's Notes Violence in the News By: Comments 4


You know what would be a good way to help stop domestic violence?  Well, a Danish advocacy group thinks they have the answer.  It’s a new online game entitled “Hit The Bitch” where you can simulate beating your girlfriend until she is black and blue with just the click of a button.  My blood is […]

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Six California Shelters Have Had to Close

Sep 25th, 2009 In: Violence in the News By: Comments 0

In July, Gov. Swarzenegger eliminated the remaining financing for the state’s Domestic Violence Program — some $16 million — in the face of a lingering budget gap of nearly $500 million.  As a result, six shelters have already had to close their doors. Click here to read more about what is happening as a result […]

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More States Utilizing GPS in Domestic Abuse Cases

Jul 18th, 2009 In: Violence in the News By: Comments 0

GPS, the same technology used in car navigation systems, has become an increasingly effective and popular tool for states to use in the fight against domestic violence.  In June, Texas joined 17 other states that have passed legislation requiring GPS be used as a condition of probation for a convicted domestic violence offender. Click here […]

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New Policy to Create Battered Women Aslyum

Jul 17th, 2009 In: Violence in the News By: Comments 0

President Obama administration has created a new policy for foreign women who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse.  They can now receive asylum and help in the United States.  So, after countless court arguments, including resistance from the Bush administration, more woman can now receive help from services in our own country. Click here […]

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