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Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00

Fil-Ams At New York Forum Share Experiences With Domestic Violence
Carol Tanjutco - Inquirer.net


NEW YORK CITY — Two young survivors gave their accounts of how domestic violence crushed their families, at the first public roundtable discussion of domestic violence held at the Kalayaan Hall of Philippine Center here on October 28.

Representatives of Filipino-American organizations and members of the community at large weighed in animatedly at the forum that coincided with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00

Collaboration begins for Family Justice Center
By Kim Morava - The Shawnee News-Star


About 75 people gathered Thursday morning in Shawnee to share in a vision for the creation of a Family Justice Center, a place where all services to victims of family violence could be accessible under one roof. When the forum ended, many signed up to become part of a steering committee to begin shaping that dream.

District Attorney Richard Smothermon said Pottawatomie County commissioners were first to “jump into this dream” by authorizing $36,000 to fund the Family Justice Center Alliance study, which is three months into what will be an 18-month-long process.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

One-Stop Shop For Abuse Victims Opens In Fort Worth
Mitch Mitchell - Star-Telegram


FORT WORTH — Domestic abuse victims in Tarrant County now have one place to go for a multitude of services, from interviews with police to counseling to job training.

One Safe Place held a grand opening Wednesday for its new location in the 1100 block of Hemphill Street, a 67,000-square-foot sanctuary for those affected by abuse.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

Family Justice Center Has New Tools To Fight Domestic Abuse
Catherine Colmerauer - Lancaster Bee


Last year, more than 14,000 domestic violence police calls were made in Erie County. However, only one in seven cases of domestic abuse is reported. The rest remain behind closed doors. Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center of Erie County, has a message for those suffering in silence. “We have your back. This is not your fault,” said Murphy. “Nobody deserves to be in an abusive relationship.” In addition to its headquarters in the City of Buffalo, the Family Justice Center has two satellites: one at 4383 S. Buffalo St. in Orchard Park, and its newest on North Forest Road in Williamsville.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

Domestic Violence Is Not The Victim's Fault
Bee Editorial


Last month, video footage surfaced of National Football League player Ray Rice delivering a knockout punch to his fiancee. Last week, a Buffalo man shot and killed his wife in the street before turning the gun on himself. Police said the couple had a history of domestic violence.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and you do not have to look hard to find examples of such abuse in society. When we hear of such incidents, it can be easy to ask, “Why does the victim stay in the relationship?” Yet Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center, said that is the wrong question to be asking. Instead, of putting responsibility on the victim, we need to ask why the perpetrator continues to abuse.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00

Verizon Donates $15,000 To Family Justice Center
Press Release - WBTW News 13

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) - Verizon Wireless opens Georgetown, South Carolina's first Smart Store, designed to create a new technology-driven retail experience with innovative choices and accessories that support today's connected consumer. The new Smart Store, located at 1201 N. Fraser Street, makes shopping for wireless devices and services easier, convenient and more personalized by showcasing popular lifestyle areas in distinct zones throughout the store.

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