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The Huffington Post

Melissa Jeltsen

13 May 2016

Connecticut, United States

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Women are especially vulnerable to gun violence from domestic partners. New state and federal laws are being proposed and passed which require abusers to give up their firearm after a temporary restraining order is fi...

California Health Report

Lily Dayton

2 May 2016

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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Domestic violence victims often suffer in silence and do not have encouragement to find help. San Luis Obispo in California has created a program RISE that trains primary care physicians to identify signs of domestic ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

23 April 2016

Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

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Massachusetts’ Brockton Public School district has trained the entire staff at three elementary schools to recognize signs of trauma in children. Inspired by the book, “Helping Traumatized Children Learn,” by Eliana G...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

20 March 2016

Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

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Project Remand, a private nonprofit, was established in 1973 to identify high-risk offenders. Late in 2012, the nonprofit launched a pilot program for GPS monitoring of domestic violence defendants.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

19 March 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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In St. Paul, one of Minnesota’s collective approaches to solutions in action — dubbed The Blueprint for Safety — is a foundation of laws that adapt to the proliferation of domestic violence in the state and successful...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rachel Denny Clow

19 March 2016

Robstown, Texas, United States

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Roxanne Morales sees hope in the children of Robstown. As a community educator for the Women’s Shelter of South Texas, she has worked in the community for the past year in a pilot program that is about creating safe c...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

19 March 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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St. Paul, Minnesota, was the first in the nation to establish a shelter for battered women. Women’s Advocates was founded in 1974. In 1980, Minnesota also became the first state to implement a sentencing guidelines s...

Yes! Magazine

Sonia Narang

8 March 2016

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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In Indonesia, a country where cases of domestic violence have increased recently, efforts are made to give women business training and financial help to encourage them to leave bad situations at home.

Governing

John Buntin

1 March 2016

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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High Point, North Carolina, had the highest rates of domestic abuse in the state. The county decided to take a more comprehensive approach to the standard methods of the criminal justice system by adding in better col...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

27 February 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Partnering cops and clinicians has led to a cultural change in New Haven's police department. Their definition of a victim extends past the person with physical injuries in order to help children from violence-stricke...

Bright Magazine

Didem Tali

25 February 2016

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Some communities in Malawi are beginning to fight child marriage their own way—with music, dance, and a few tears, using theater to motivate cultural change.

The Huffington Post

Melissa Jeltsen

14 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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New Destiny Housing — the only nonprofit in New York City providing low-income rental housing specifically for domestic violence survivors is trying to make it easier for domestic violence survivors to leave their par...

The New Yorker

Rachel Louise Snyder

30 December 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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There is an emergency-room screening tool that aims to identify victims of domestic violence with a potential traumatic brain injury called HELPPS, but its use is neither widespread nor standardized.

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

21 December 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Domestic abuse of the staff in the households of the 1% is often overlooked or ignored. But foreign missions in the US that abuse their domestic staff are finally being held accountable.

Weld for Birgmingham

Nick Patterson

17 December 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Authorities have found a strategy to curb the homicide rate, The Violence Reduction Initiative, which has been scaled in other cities. This initiative calls in likely offenders and has them meet with the police face-t...

Forbes

Meera Vijayann

14 December 2015

Dombivli, India

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A social enterprise in India addresses the root causes of the country's maternal health care crisis, studying social and economic factors that contribute to infant deaths, domestic violence, and improper maternal heal...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

24 October 2015

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In El Paso domestic violence cases are processed more effectively by having social workers, prosecutors, and law enforcement work together to get immediate support to the victims and hold the aggressor accountable.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

24 October 2015

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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Caller-Times Saturday’s biannual Coastal Bend Social Forum hosted by Del Mar College gathered an array of experts to delve into the issues of domestic violence, labor rights, immigrant rights and homelessness, among o...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Marco Werman

Rhitu Chatterjee

15 September 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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In the Mumbai slum of Dharavi, an NGO called Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) is working to make life safer by teaching men the importance of not being violent towards women. Through an app cal...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

10 September 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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When processing rape kits, it may be faster and more cost-effective to extract DNA profiles rather than first screen swabs and undergarments for semen. Ohio’s crime lab, which has identified a potential suspect in nea...

Bright Magazine

James Redford

1 June 2015

Walla Walla, Washington, United States

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Adverse childhood experiences — like assault, emotional abuse, observing domestic violence — can fundamentally alter a child’s body and brain. Lincoln High School teachers are taking in a "trauma-informed care" approa...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

28 May 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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A non-profit in Bangladesh is fighting domestic violence by having female and especially male Bangladeshi volunteers give sexual education and women's rights classes.

The Connecticut Mirror

Arielle Levin Becker

21 January 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Science suggests that having a secure relationship with a caregiver can help protect a child’s brain and body from the effects of adversity. A Connecticut program for young children who have experienced trauma or othe...

The Post and Courier

Doug Pardue

Jennifer Berry Hawes

Glenn Smith

Natalie Caula Hauff

20 August 2014

Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

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South Carolina has made little progress in addressing domestic violence in the year since it was ranked No. 1 in the nation for the rate of women killed by men. A series of proposed fixes includes screening for lethal...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 December 2013

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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Areas of High Point, North Carolina have suffered from crime, poverty, and neglect, until the city began implementing Operation Ceasefire, a policing program that uses data collecting, community support against crime....

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