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Here’s Why We Need Restorative Justice As an Option for Dealing with Abuse

Here’s Why We Need Restorative Justice As an Option for Dealing with Abuse Mahealani Joy May 20, 2016 I remember clearly the first time I considered what it would take to change abusive behaviors.   I was listening to a Native faculty member at my undergrad lead a conversation on what justice could look like [...]

By |October 6th, 2017|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Here’s Why We Need Restorative Justice As an Option for Dealing with Abuse

A New Immigration Racket Emerges: Green Cards for Fake Abuse Victims

A New Immigration Racket Emerges: Green Cards for Fake Abuse Victims David Root August 3, 2017 US citizens and residents should beware of this “green card” fraudster. These immigrants prey on residents with the goal of a marrying for a green card-not love. The US citizen or resident marries in good faith, while the immigrant spouse alleges abuse to throw off suspicions it was [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|Domestic Violence, False Allegations, Immigration, Violence Against Women Act|Comments Off on A New Immigration Racket Emerges: Green Cards for Fake Abuse Victims

Culture of Corruption at the OVW: Victims Shortchanged, Taxpayers Cheated

Culture of Corruption at the OVW: Victims Shortchanged, Taxpayers Cheated SAVE Fraud is a major problem facing domestic violence organizations nationwide. Numerous program directors have been convicted of embezzlement – here is a partial listing: Paulette Wang, former treasurer of Asian Women United in Minnesota, pleaded guilty to embezzling $265,000 from her organization. The former executive [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Department of Justice, Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Culture of Corruption at the OVW: Victims Shortchanged, Taxpayers Cheated

VAWA Destroys Lives, Families, and Men

VAWA Destroys Lives, Families, and Men  Michael Volpe January 25, 2017 During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to get our budget under control. The claim was met was skepticism since it was light on specifics and seemed aspirational given that our national debt is now approaching $20 trillion. Recently, his team came up with some [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women Act|Comments Off on VAWA Destroys Lives, Families, and Men

The forgotten male victims of domestic violence

By Xinhua News Agency On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which fell on Friday, Cao Bo (a pseudonym) finally opened up about why he divorced his wife. "For years I lived in fear of my ex-wife's emotional and physical outbursts," Cao said. "From a young age men are taught that [...]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on The forgotten male victims of domestic violence

Male victims of sexual violence are being ignored by the government

By Ally Fogg There are many lessons to be learned from the unfolding scandal of sexual abuse claims in professional football. Perhaps the first of these is a simple truth: people do care. The men who courageously broke their silence are said to have been overwhelmed by the support they have received from the public, [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on Male victims of sexual violence are being ignored by the government

First-of-its-kind domestic violence shelter for all-male victims opens in Arkansas

Bethania Palma Markus A domestic violence shelter serving male victims has opened in Arkansas and is perhaps one of the first of its kind, according to Arkansas Online. The Taylor House Domestic Violence Shelter for Men could be the first registered, stand-alone shelter for men in the country, said Patty Duncan, executive director of the non-profit [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on First-of-its-kind domestic violence shelter for all-male victims opens in Arkansas

Domestic violence display reinforces silence for male victims

By Jordan Smith While signs, pictures and pamphlets won’t make anyone say, “Oh my!” around the I.D. Weeks Library, the “Silent Witnesses” exhibit currently surrounding the central stairway has a unique power. The Silent Witness Initiative is an organization seeking to honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence and promote awareness by [...]

By |October 19th, 2016|Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Violence|Comments Off on Domestic violence display reinforces silence for male victims

$9.4 Million to Bias Justice?

$9.4 Million to Bias Justice? SAVE U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced last week that the Justice Department (DOJ) would award a total of nine grants worth $9.4 million to national and local groups to implement “the department’s Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.” [...]

By |October 14th, 2016|Accountability, Accusing U., Dating Violence, Department of Justice, Discrimination, Domestic Violence|Comments Off on $9.4 Million to Bias Justice?

It’s Time to Acknowledge Male Victims of Domestic Violence

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. Family law expert and founder of Weinberger Law Group, New Jersey’s largest divorce and family law firm. When we discuss domestic violence, it is often assumed that the victims are women. And the statistics are truly traumatic. The less-told story is that a striking number of men are victims, too, suffering [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|Domestic Violence|Comments Off on It’s Time to Acknowledge Male Victims of Domestic Violence