Posted on March 3, 2018 in Domestic ViolenceThere is no one specific profile of an abuse victim. Domestic violence crosses all lines of economic status, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, race, and nationality. Even victims who escape their abuser maintain psychological and emotional scars that last a lifetime. Some victims carry physical scars, as well.
Posted on April 12, 2017 in Domestic ViolenceDomestic abuse is a problem that permeates the world, affecting more people than one might realize. In Arizona, there were 28,546 domestic abuse hotline and referral calls made in 2016. Arizona emergency shelters provided 283,170 nights of relief to adults and children the same year. Domestic violence... Read more
Posted on January 31, 2017 in Domestic ViolenceThe state of Arizona received 28,546 domestic violence hotline and information/referral calls in 2016 and provided 283,170 emergency shelter nights to adults and children. These staggering numbers point to an urgent need to raise awareness about domestic violence in the state. Domestic violence is a c... Read more
Posted on December 16, 2016 in Domestic ViolenceIn 2015, domestic violence hotlines in Arizona received 25,185 calls. Involvement in any type of domestic violence dispute can lead to one party filing a restraining order against the other. The Arizona courts impose restraining orders, or “orders of protection,” against alleged perpetrators to preven... Read more
Posted on December 5, 2016 in Domestic ViolenceThe United States Justice System operates on the belief that someone is innocent until proven guilty. This is the basis for all criminal and civil cases. Unfortunately, judges and juries often believe the accusers in domestic violence cases – regardless of evidence, the defendant’s rights, and due process. If you face a false domestic abuse allegation, here’s what you need to know.