Stories tagged: "domestic violence"


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Arizona Hate Crimes Hit Their Highest Level Since 9/11—and It’s Likely an Undercount

Fewer police departments sent data on hate crimes to the FBI, or reported zero, leading many to believe that the 2020 numbers are not a complete picture.

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., listens during a House Oversight and Reform Committee regarding the on Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
House To Vote on Censuring Rep. Paul Gosar After Video Depicting Violence Against Democrats

The six-term Congressman posted a video that depicted himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden.

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Phoenix Attorney Explains Why VAWA Is Vital to Getting Domestic Violence Victims Access to Affordable Legal Services

“It’s like trying to drain a river with a plastic bucket. The need is so great and the help that’s available is so small.”  Daniel Riley was the managing attorney for a Phoenix legal clinic for domestic violence victims from 2010 to 2012.  In that time, he said he and his staff helped hundreds of...

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Domestic Violence Homicides Surged This Year and Advocates Fear It Could Happen Again

Advocates fear a second wave of the coronavirus could have deadly results for those trapped in already-tenuous cohabitation situations.

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Shelters Report Hostility From Police Over Support for Black Lives Matter and Immigrants’ Rights

Some law enforcement agencies have ended partnerships with shelters over social issues, which could put victims of domestic violence at risk.

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More Than 100 Lawmakers Call on IRS to Help Domestic Abuse Survivors Get Their Missing Stimulus Checks

A national survey of 608 service providers found that 40% of DV survivors utilizing those organizations mentioned concerns about their stimulus checks.

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COVID-19 Leaves Arizona Domestic Violence Shelters Desperately in Need of Donations

Domestic violence shelters across the state are seeing a drop in donations and are in need of personal protective equipment, food, and other necessities.