Latest Domestic violence News

Judge faces backlash after contempt finding against witness

Sep. 23, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia resident Katie Orndoff was in court to testify at the domestic assault trial of her boyfriend, who was accused of punching her in the face last year. Her reaction when she found out she was the one who'd be going to jail was shock. “Me?...

Russian feminist runs for Duma to take on domestic violence

Sep. 15, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Alyona Popova’s campaign rhetoric is blunt: Unless she is elected to parliament, there won’t be much hope for a law against domestic violence in Russia. One of the country’s most ardent feminists, Popova has fought for years to lobby members of the...

Courts host forums on handling of domestic violence cases

Sep. 14, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts plans to host four virtual community forums this month to discuss how domestic violence cases are handled. The forums on Sept. 27 to 30 are part of an assessment to identify any gaps in cases...

St. Paul's has advocate for victims, new reporting software

Sep. 09, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — St. Paul's School now has an advocate who provides confidential support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and a new software system to keep track of campus misconduct reports, according to a compliance monitor hired to oversee the handling of sexual...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 06, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: The Ohio Redistricting Commission’s shameful duck on constitutional map-drawing deadline In one of the more disgraceful episodes in Ohio politics, seven state officeholders this week failed to do...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 01, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 27, 2021. Editorial: On campaign money, DeSantis doth protest too much What’s with Gov. Ron DeSantis and his spokeswoman, Christina Pushaw? Their high-volume squawking over an Associated...

Domestic violence shelter will bring hope for farmworkers

Aug. 28, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — During the last two years, Isaret Jeffers has worked more than ever around the fields of Plant City donating food to farm workers, organizing vaccination drives and giving notebooks and backpacks to low-income students. But this week she added...

Zverev denies allegations, backs ATP domestic violence rules

Aug. 27, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic tennis gold medalist Alexander Zverev again denied abuse allegations made by a former girlfriend and said Friday he would support the introduction of a domestic violence policy by the men's pro tour. Zverev — a 24-year-old German who was the...

Florida, domestic violence agency settle fight over CEO pay

Aug. 26, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will receive $5 million in a settlement with a nonprofit domestic violence agency and its former CEO, who were sued over exorbitant pay the state said should have gone to domestic abuse shelters, Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Thursday. ...

West Virginia courts unveil safety, access project

Aug. 19, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Supreme Court has launched a new program that uses technology to promote safety and access in cases involving sexual assault and domestic violence. Chief Justice Evan Jenkins announced the initiative Wednesday in Cabell County...