The Elder Justice Roadmap, being published today, reflects the knowledge and perspectives of these experts in the field and will be considered by the Elder Justice Coordinating Council and others in developing their own strategic plans to prevent and combat elder abuse.
Read more: http://www.acl.gov/NewsRoom/Press_Releases/archive_ACL/2014/2014_07_09.aspx
Disappointment is a recurring theme among many students who ask their schools to adjudicate their sexual-assault complaints. “Most of the students I work with say, ‘Had I known how bad the school process was, I would not have reported at all,’ ” said Annie E. Clark, who counsels assault victims on their rights.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/us/how-one-college-handled-a-sexual-assault-complaint.html?_r=3
Since releasing the TA Guidance, Birth Doulas and Shelter Advocates: Creating Partnerships and Building Capacity [21 p], and hosting a webinar on Trauma-Informed Birth Support for Survivors of Abuse [1 hr 24 min], the NRCDV has received several TA questions about how advocates can support pregnant survivors accessing domestic violence related services. One of the NRCDV staff moonlights as a birth doula, or childbirth/labor companion, and she offers the following advice:
“As with many women who are killed in domestic violence homicides, Laura’s death was foreshadowed by a documented trail of warning signs. But in this small town in rural Arkansas, those red flags went unheeded. Despite Acuna-Sanchez’s history of brutal attacks and repeated violations of his bail conditions, the justice system failed to keep him away from the woman he vowed to kill.”
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/domestic-violence_n_5474177.html
“At a London conference Friday on ending sexual violence in conflict, Secretary of State John F. Kerry plans to call for five concrete steps to end a weapon of war so common it has its own catchphrase: rape, pillage and plunder.”
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/john-kerry-at-conference-in-london-to-address-ending-rape-as-weapon-of-war/2014/06/12/feddc4d2-f245-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html