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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

Letter: Move Family Justice Center to Mercy

By Janet Lockwood - Cincinnati.com

 

Colerain’s Family Justice Center sounds like a nice service, but the location, cost and overall responsibility should change.

Currently, Colerain Township handles the center located at the Groesbeck police station. People from throughout the entire area – well beyond Colerain’s jurisdiction – are served by the center.

The financial responsibility should be handled on a countywide basis and no longer just a Colerain Township cost.

The empty Mercy Hospital on Kipling Avenue is being considered for several Hamilton County agencies. Mercy is a large building with generous parking. The location is well known throughout the area and would be a more convenient site for the center.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

CrimeStoppers: Local Suspect Considered Dangerous
By: Rebecca Burylo - Montgomery Advertiser

 

An armed and dangerous male suspect is wanted for making alleged threats to his estranged wife at gunpoint.

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, One Place Family Justice Center and CrimeStoppers are asking the public to help locate Rodrecus Antwun McCall.

McCall, 32, is wanted for alleged domestic violence menacing and eight capias warrants.

On Saturday, McCall is said to have used a type of firearm to threaten his estranged wife in the presence of their three children.

According to CrimeStoppers, McCall is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen driving a dark blue Honda Accord.

Call the police immediately or Crime Stoppers at 215-STOP with information on McCall's whereabouts. Any information may lead to a cash reward.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

Sac State, Partners Develop Family Justice Center
By: Craig Koscho - www.CSUS.edu

A new Family Justice Center being developed by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and Sacramento State’s College of Health and Human Services, with a number of public and private agencies and organizations that serve victims of family violence, will further enhance the University’s commitment to helping the community.

The center will provide comprehensive support services for those who are victims/survivors of domestic violence, according to District Attorney Jan Scully.

While the community will be the center’s primary beneficiary, Sacramento State instructors and students also will benefit through opportunities for faculty research, student internships and community service.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 00:00

Remembering the Tragic Murder of Kim Baucom
By Christian Kallen - The Argus-Courier

On a Sunday afternoon just two years ago, 43-year-old school teacher Kim Baucom Conover was fatally shot on Keller Street, while her divorce lawyer watched in horror. Moments later her assailant — and husband — Kevin Conover, 41, put the gun to his own head and pulled the trigger again. Both died before the day was over.

“There was a huge commotion — everyone was trying to figure out what had just happened,” remembered Supervisor David Rabbitt, who had just come out of the nearby Petaluma Market to find a flurry of police cars arriving at the scene.

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Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00

Fayetteville Family Justice Fundraiser Saturday at Skip's Country Cooking and Saloon
Nancy McCleary - The Fayetteville Observer

A life-sized bunny rabbit will be on hand Saturday to greet those who want to grab some pancakes for breakfast and help raise money for the Fayetteville Family Justice Center.
The event is being sponsored by the Cumberland County Clerk of Superior Court Office with assistance from the Fayetteville Police Department.
The breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. at Skip's Country Cooking and Saloon at 3138 Raeford Road.
The waiters and waitresses may look familiar to those who have dealings with the the county's courts and law enforcement officers.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

Help End Sexual Assault and "Take Back the Night"
Christine Karsten - WNDU.com

South Bend, Ind. One American is sexually assaulted every two minutes. Two-thirds of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows and less than 30 percent of them are reported to police.

That’s why SOS of the Family Justice Center is hosting its 12th annual Take Back the Night March. The goal of this event is to promote awareness about sexual assault and rape.

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