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Departments Slow to Police Their Own Abusers. Stop The Violence, violence, domestic, Dottie Davi - Story. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield area continues to see a growing number of domestic violence cases.

Stop The Violence, violence, domestic, Dottie Davi - Story

Some of these cases are deadly. That's why the Springfield area's "Family Task Violence Force" met today for a "Stop The Violence" conference. Many domestic violence victims don't realize they are in a dangerous or life-threatening situation. It often takes an outside source of support to remove a victim from the situation. Sometimes it's the person you least expect. Dottie Davis shared her story with a room full of people in the Plaster Student Union on Thursday, October 30th. "Victims can come in all shapes and sizes. Captain David Millsap with Springfield Police Department says -- to truly stop the violence -- everyone needs to be on the lookout for their family, friends, and co-workers. Stop the Violence Conference – Keynote Speakers. A veteran film star, best-selling author, renowned advocate for violence prevention, and the first Cuban-born football player to land a tryout with the Miami Dolphins, Victor Rivas Rivers has come a long way since being an abused, angry gang member.

Stop the Violence Conference – Keynote Speakers

In fact, given his violent upbringing, few of those achievements were ever likely. If not for individuals in his community who were willing to take a stand on his behalf, Rivers doubts he would be alive today. In his beautifully crafted memoir, A Private Family Matter: A Memoir, and the upcoming sequel, A Public Family Matter: Journey of An Accidental Activist, Rivers shares his remarkable life story with the world. Now one of the most well-known domestic violence activists, Rivers uses his voice to advocate for the safety all women and children. So how did Rivers break the cycle of violence? Carnegie resident to be honored for domestic-violence awareness. HopeLine Hero - Domestic Violence Awareness. Verizon Wireless recently presented Massachusetts resident Lillian O’Donnell with a HopeLine Hero Award to recognize her dedication to eradicating domestic abuse within the local community.

HopeLine Hero - Domestic Violence Awareness

The HopeLine Hero Award honors members of the community who have gone above and beyond to support domestic violence awareness and prevention. In Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness, Dress Up for Halloween as Your Favorite Victim or Abuser! GJ officer honored for spreading domestic-violence awareness. Make a Difference Award RECIPIENT Sgt.

GJ officer honored for spreading domestic-violence awareness

Lonnie Chavez of the Grand Junction Police Department will be honored at 11:30 a.m. 20 Warning Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship. An emotionally abusive relationship is harmful to your confidence and self-esteem, and you may not even be aware of the abuse.

20 Warning Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Unlike physical abuse that causes physical pain and leaves visible markings, the signs of emotional abuse are not as apparent. Research shows that emotional abuse is as damaging to a person as both physical and sexual abuse. The study that followed 846 at-risk children over a 14-year period shows that the most common abuse is the psychological threat to safety and security. The reason emotional abuse is so harmful is because it affects how we think about ourselves. It comes in the form of actions, attitude and words that are meant to demean and humiliate. All abuse directly attacks our self-esteem, but emotional abuse does it directly by linking our self-worth to being loved.

HopeLine Hero Dottie Davis Helps Domestic Violence Survivors. May 12, 2015 When domestic violence is personal, there’s no letting go.

HopeLine Hero Dottie Davis Helps Domestic Violence Survivors

For retired Indiana law enforcement officer Dottie Davis, it means decades invested in volunteer service, advocacy, training, tracking and analysis of trends. HopeLine Hero Dispatchers: Text to 911 Lifesavers in Indiana. May 19, 2015 It sounds so simple: Text a 911 alert to emergency responders for help in a situation when moments matter and lives are threatened.

HopeLine Hero Dispatchers: Text to 911 Lifesavers in Indiana

Northport Boy Scout Named Verizon Wireless HopeLine Hero. NCJFCJ President Judge Peggy Walker Honored as Verizon's 2014 HopeLine Hero for Her Domestic Violence Work. Verizon Contributes More Than $800,000 To Support Georgia's Domestic Violence Organizations in 2014 Company Hosts Event Thanking Organizations for Their Work, Honoring the Military's Domestic Violence Programs, Presenting the 2014 HopeLine Hero Award and Giving $10,000 to Atlanta Mission for Holiday Dinner ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ceremony held today at the company's South Area headquarters Verizon announced it has donated more than $800,000 to domestic violence advocacy organizations across the state of Georgia in 2014.

NCJFCJ President Judge Peggy Walker Honored as Verizon's 2014 HopeLine Hero for Her Domestic Violence Work

HopeLine Hero Sgt. Dawn Higgins Prevents Domestic Violence. May 7, 2015 When you’re surrounded by domestic violence for a living, the calls for help can come at any time.

HopeLine Hero Sgt. Dawn Higgins Prevents Domestic Violence

Dawn Higgins, a 32-year-employee of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, found herself in that position when a young girl called her daughter at home asking for help. Even though Higgins was off duty and it was in the middle of a snow storm, she strapped on her equipment and made her way to the residence. News, Weather and Sports for Memphis & the Mid-South. MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)--Domestic violence is a big problem right here in the Mid-South and one local man is working to bring it to an end.

News, Weather and Sports for Memphis & the Mid-South

Just across the street from 201 Poplar, in an unassuming building, is the Tennessee Correctional Services. It's where a lot of offenders get a second chance. Wilbert Hill is the man responsible for that, program manager of the Private Probation Services Company. "Any conditions they have to do from the court, we supervise that," said Hill. But the paperwork on his desk seems to be leaning more and more towards one offense-domestic violence.

He holds classes that the court requires. Kim Lee Becomes Hero For Battered Wives In China. BEIJING -- Her head was ringing from the blows. Once, twice, three times, her husband slammed her face into the living room floor. Cleveland Hero Was A Repeat Domestic Abuser. MAY 8--The Cleveland man credited with helping free female captives from a house of horrors is a convicted felon whose rap sheet includes three separate domestic violence convictions that resulted in prison terms, court records show. Against Violence. San Juan men take lead role in campaign against domestic violence. Local men are taking a public stand in opposition to violence against women. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juans has been holding a fundraising campaign to get 100 “stand up” men to donate $100 in tribute to a woman in their life. “This is a way for men to get involved but also be recognized for it,” said DVSAS Community Advocate Alison Sanders.

“Men have been honoring daughters, mothers, partners. It’s been really sweet.” Donors have until the end of May to make donations at www.dvsassanjuans.org. The contribution will go towards safety planning tools and counseling services for victims and prevention outreach in the schools. “The campaign was our director Kim Bryan’s idea. Richard Lowe, who is the only male victims advocate for DVSAS, is leading the men’s action group. ActionForSocialChange. Men as Agents of Change » OASIS. Change Agents - Making a Global Stand Against Domestic Violence Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos. Managing a Nonprofit Corporation - Nonprofit Topics. Directors are responsible for the management and operation of a nonprofit corporation.

Nonprofit directors can serve with or without compensation. If you decide to compensate directors, remember that compensation must be deemed "reasonable" by the IRS. Directors are under the same constraints of duty and care for a nonprofit corporation as they are for a "profit" corporation. Most states require three directors. Some states only require one, including: Teri Hatcher Breaks Down While Speaking at the United Nations About Her Own Sexual Abuse. (Getty Images) Speaking at a United Nations event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Tuesday, Teri Hatcher opened up about her own personal experience with abuse — she was molested by her uncle at the age of 7. Sullivan: UVa 'too good' to allow 'evil to reside' - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond News, Crime & Politics. The University of Virginia will re-examine policies that let victims decide whether sexual violence will be prosecuted and other students determine whether an assault has occurred, U.Va.

President Teresa Sullivan said Monday. Declaring that “U.Va. is too good a place to allow this evil to reside,” Sullivan outlined steps the university will take as the result of an allegation that administrators failed to act when a student reported she was the victim of a gang rape at a fraternity house, as reported in the magazine Rolling Stone.