Since the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, non-Native Americans can be brought to tribal courts in domestic violence cases. But attorneys still face a minefield of jurisdictional issues, according to a study in the Winter 2018 issue of Criminal Justice.
The high rates of opioid addiction for females in America’s rural and tribal areas are exacerbated by intimate partner violence and the lack of access to treatment, advocates and caregivers told a webinar last week.
It’s easy to see why the victims of domestic violence may see getting protective orders as a waste of time. But although there are limits to the protections such orders offer, they’re still valuable tools that can help keep victims safe, writes TCR’s legal affairs columnist.
Justice-involved women, particularly women of color, are often “exploited” twice: first by human traffickers, and then by a court system that focuses on punishment rather than on providing the trauma services and counseling they need, said a New York City judge.
Seventeen states require people placed under restraining orders to surrender their guns or face arrest. In the latest installment of its nine-part series of editorials on links between domestic violence, guns and mass shootings, the New York Times says Congress should make this a federal law–but that would require politicians “to put aside their fear that any restrictions on guns…will run afoul of the mindless absolutism that increasingly defines the NRA.”
City will start a Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team in which advocates will join police officers on calls for service for domestic violence. One-fourth of the Cincinnati’s homicides involve intimate partner violence.
John Conyers III, the son who former U.S. Rep. John Conyers wants to succeed him in Congress, was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence but was not prosecuted due to a lack of third-party witnesses. The resigned congressman’s great-nephew is also running for the same seat.
The number of male victims calling the National Domestic Abuse Hotline has doubled in seven years. A Dallas group has opened the second shelter in the U.S. exclusively for male victims, following the opening of a male shelter in Arkansas.
Alaska has the highest rate of femicide by men, followed by Nevada, Louisiana, and Tennessee, according to the annual report of the Violence Policy Center (VPI). Black women are more than twice as likely to be killed by men than their white counterparts.
Mother of slain daughter says her husband was responsible for the killings in Plano, Tx., at a football watching party. Seven people were pronounced dead at the home and another died at a hospital. A police officer killed the attacker.