domestic violence http://wamc.org en Natalie Merchant Joins NYS To Combat Domestic Violence http://wamc.org/post/natalie-merchant-joins-nys-combat-domestic-violence <p></p><p>Recording artist Natalie Merchant appeared with anti-domestic violence advocates at WAMC’s Performing Arts Center The Linda Wednesday to promote a new public service announcement and video series on domestic violence awareness.</p><p>October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Hotlines across New York State received more than 25-thousand calls in 2012. New York is kicking off a public education campaign entitled&nbsp; “Don’t Do Nothing,” &nbsp;to encourage those who “see something” to “say something.”</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:25:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 76261 at http://wamc.org Natalie Merchant Joins NYS To Combat Domestic Violence Abuser Gun Storage Addressed http://wamc.org/post/abuser-gun-storage-addressed <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin wants to make it harder for domestic violence abusers to obtain confiscated weapons with proposals to help law enforcement store those firearms. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74961 at http://wamc.org Abuser Gun Storage Addressed Vermont Governor Wants Abusers' Guns Stored http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-wants-abusers-guns-stored <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin wants to improve the ability of law enforcement to take and store firearms belonging to alleged perpetrators of domestic violence. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 02:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74852 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor Wants Abusers' Guns Stored Project Seeks To Build Partnerships Between Anti-violence, Anti-poverty Advocats http://wamc.org/post/project-seeks-build-partnerships-between-anti-violence-anti-poverty-advocats <p>Anti-violence advocates in western Massachusetts are working to help women escape from their abusers and to escape poverty.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; The focus at rape crisis centers and emergency shelters for battered women has been on healing physical and emotional scars. Now more &nbsp;must be done to help mend economic wounds, according to Debra Robbin, Deputy Director of Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:34:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 74096 at http://wamc.org Project Seeks To Build Partnerships Between Anti-violence, Anti-poverty Advocats Vermont Judge Tells Defendant to Change T-shirt http://wamc.org/post/vermont-judge-tells-defendant-change-t-shirt <p></p><p></p><p>A Vermont judge refused to arraign a domestic violence suspect until he changed his shirt, which had the words: "I bust mine to kick yours." Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:41:18 +0000 Pat Bradley 61482 at http://wamc.org Vermont Judge Tells Defendant to Change T-shirt Berkshire Group Organizes Violence Reduction Forum http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-group-organizes-violence-reduction-forum <p></p><p>A group of concerned citizens is organizing an event this week to address the subject of reducing violent crime in Berkshire County.</p><p></p><p>The group called Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice this week is organizing a meeting involving area residents, professionals, and public safety officials to discuss a wide variety of topics related to school and community violence.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58562 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Group Organizes Violence Reduction Forum January is Stalking Awareness Month in NY http://wamc.org/post/january-stalking-awareness-month-ny <p></p><p></p><p>The National Center For Victims of Crime has named January 2013 as National Stalking Awareness Month.<br><br>Stalking is a crime in New York, and both sexes are victims. “Know it. Name it. Stop it” is the theme for January's Stalking Awareness Month.<br><br>Barbara Palmateer is Program Director of Family, Community and Victim Services for Community Action Agency of Greene County’s Columbia-Greene Domestic Violence Program. She notes that victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction, and severe depression at much higher rates than the general population, and many lose time from work or have to move as a result of their victimization. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:15:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 56505 at http://wamc.org January is Stalking Awareness Month in NY NYS Domestic Violence Protection Bills Take Effect January 1, 2013 http://wamc.org/post/nys-domestic-violence-protection-bills-take-effect-january-1-2013 <p>New York State will have some new laws that take effect January first. One is a multi-layered legislative package that provides new protections for domestic violence victims. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill package October 25<sup>th</sup>. &nbsp;One piece of the legislation increases the penalty for repeat offenders to a felony by creating a Class E felony, Aggravated Family Offense. Manhattan District Attorney and President of the New York District Attorneys Association of the State of New York Cyrus Vance, Jr., said this addresses an underlying issue: the ability of offenders to abuse their victims again and again without serious consequences.</p><p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:26:53 +0000 Allison Dunne 54552 at http://wamc.org Killing Of Police Officer Prompts Review Of Procedures http://wamc.org/post/killing-police-officer-prompts-review-procedures <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Three months after a veteran police officer in Springfield Massachusetts was killed in the line of duty, the death of officer Kevin Ambrose still reverberates.&nbsp; Police across the country are reviewing procedures for dealing with domestic disputes involving fellow law officers.&nbsp; Efforts continue in Massachusetts to boost survivor benefits for the families of public safety professionals killed on the job. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 46607 at http://wamc.org Killing Of Police Officer Prompts Review Of Procedures Thousands Mourn At Police Officer's Funeral In Springfield Mass. http://wamc.org/post/thousands-mourn-police-officers-funeral-springfield-mass <p><font size="2">Thousands came out Friday to pay their last respects to a veteran Springfield Massachusetts police officer who was shot dead earlier this week after responding to a domestic dispute..&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief&nbsp; Paul Tuthill reports.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose was remembered for his fun loving spirit, his sense of humor, athletic prowess and his dedication to family, friends and the citizens of Springfield, whom he served for 36 years.&nbsp;</font></p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:44:26 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40694 at http://wamc.org Thousands Mourn At Police Officer's Funeral In Springfield Mass.