Why It’s Hard to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors Online

via Ashley Fetters of The Atlantic-  Restraining orders have evolved to prohibit digital communication, but what happens when they fail? In 1994, the National Center for State Courts conducted a study of 285 women in three cities—Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, Delaware—who had obtained temporary or permanent orders of protection against their abusive male Read More >

Trump admin drops asylum protections for domestic violence victims

via Tal Kopan of CNN- The Trump administration Monday overturned asylum protections for domestic violence and gang violence victims in a ruling that could potentially prevent tens of thousands of immigrants from getting protection in the US. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision sets a high bar for victims of crime to qualify for asylum protections.  Read More >

Let’s Talk About the Power & Control Wheel

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“Relationship violence is a combination of a number of different tactics of abuse that are used to maintain power and control — which are the words in the very center of the wheel. The center is surrounded by different sets of behaviors that an abusive partner uses in order to maintain this power and control. Read More >

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