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.
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.
Heath and Deborah Campbell of New Jersey first garnered national media attention in 2009 after a grocery store refused to engrave the name of their son on a birthday cake.
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.
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 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.
Divorce is never an easy choice to make. Whether it is a mutual decision between marriage partners, or decided by only one partner, the process is a difficult one to experience and can be agonizing when it involves children.
Los Angeles photographer Tyler Shields has stirred up a bit of controversy with his latest photo shoot involving Glee star Heather Morris.
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.
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.