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Domestic violence bill passes Senate panel, awaits floor vote

The United States Senate last week approved legislation that would recognize domestic violence in the LGBT community and apply the same rules to it as those governing domestic abuse among traditional couples. The legislation is a step toward bolstering the protections of victims of domestic violence and preventing it from happening.

Officials say bad economy fuels domestic violence in South Florida

Domestic violence allegations and confirmed instances of domestic abuse are starkly on the rise in Miami-Dade County and elsewhere throughout South Florida, say both advocates for domestic violence victims and emergency shelter workers.

Researchers study link between combat-related PTSD, domestic abuse

The sad story of Army Ranger Jared Hagemann might have one strong positive associated with it in the wake of the young man's recent death: a greater understanding of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that many combat veterans are diagnosed with and its close link in many cases to domestic violence that is prevalent in their home lives.

Jury says woman battered, acting in defense; acquits of murder

We discussed Florida's 15 fatality review teams in our immediately preceding blog post, noting that they were established by the state Legislature in 2000 to identify and optimally respond to domestic violence incidents.

Domestic violence and Florida's fatality review teams

Domestic violence murders are on the rise in the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida, according to a report released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The report determined that certain areas realized a 15.6 percent increase in domestic violence murders in 2009, a period in which all other crime in Florida dropped by nearly seven percent.

U.S. Domestic Violence Case Heard by International Commission

A Colorado woman received an order of protection against her estranged husband in 1999. She thereafter sought to have it enforced repeatedly, telling the Castle Rock police department that she feared for the safety of her three daughters.

Orlando Focused on Curbing Acts of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a problem virtually everywhere in the United States, with Florida's Orange County being no exception. In 2010 alone, more than 10,000 calls related to domestic abuse were made to police agencies in the county.

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