Category: Domestic Violence

May
12
2020

The shutdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic have had many unintended side effects. One of the main concerns has been the seeming rise in domestic violence cases across the country.

There is some contradictory reporting coming in. Some law enforcement agencies are reporting fewer cases of domestic violence. On the other [...]

February
14
2020

It’s rarely a good thing to have the police called to your home. Domestic dispute calls are almost always the result of some kind of intense conflict, and officers take them seriously.

Just because they are called out doesn’t mean a crime happened, though, and often no charges are pressed. [...]

November
8
2019

You and your partner get into a loud, heated argument. Tempers flare, things are thrown, and harsh words are shouted. Essentially, things get out of hand. All of a sudden, the cops are at your doorstep and you are taken away to the police station and charged with domestic violence.[...]

August
15
2019

We tend to fear the unknown, but perhaps the person we know best is the one most likely to harm us.

Research from the U.S. Department of Justice shows that two thirds of attacks against women are committed by a husband, partner, or someone she knows. An estimated 1,500 women [...]

May
26
2019

Domestic violence occurs when a person commits an assault upon a family or household member. Charges of Continuous Violence Against the Family may be brought when someone commits two acts of domestic violence within a twelve-month period.

Beware, neither incident of domestic assault has to have resulted in arrest or [...]

November
14
2018

It seems as though every month is an official month for raising awareness about some sort of cause, disease, or issue in the world. Some of these, including Pride Month in June or Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, are very present on social media and in the news.

Other [...]