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Prosecutor may overlook domestic violence charges for same-sex couples, he says


The chief prosecutor in Coffee County, Tennessee, implied that he would not prosecute domestic violence of same-sex couples, according to recently released video of a 2018 event. Craig Northcott was recorded telling participants at a bible conference what happens when ...

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$750,000 domestic violence grant announced for Monroe County

As a means to implement the Violence Against Women Act locally, Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, announced a $750,000 federal grant intended to combat domestic violence in Monroe County. The funding will be disbursed to Willow Domestic Violence Center, Legal Aid ...

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Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People in same-sex relationships in South Carolina should get the same legal protections against domestic violence as heterosexual couples, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday, deeming a portion of the state’s criminal domestic violence statute unconstitutional. ...

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ICE detains woman seeking domestic abuse protection at Texas courthouse

A hearing in El Paso County went from ordinary to “unprecedented” last week when half a dozen Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at a courthouse where an undocumented woman was seeking a protective order against the boyfriend she ...

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$7.7 million from New York to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

New York state is getting $7.7 million from the federal government to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration said Tuesday that the money will go toward counseling and legal help for victims, law enforcement ...

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Rochester lawyer to co-chair effort to help domestic violence victims


Empire Justice Center Senior Attorney Amy Schwartz will co-chair a new initiative to improve access to legal services for domestic violence victims announced by the New York State Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New ...

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Agencies discuss plans for ending domestic violence

Nicole Trabold, a research associate at the University of Rochester, delivers the overview of 2015 domestic violence legislative bills at the 16th Annual Legislative Breakfast Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium at the College at Brockport MetroCenter in Rochester on Friday. Credit: Vasiliy Baziuk

Four domestic violence-related deaths in the past year in the Rochester community — two each in the city and suburbs — highlight the need for continued efforts and resources to combat the problem permeating all levels of society. “This is ...

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Commentary: Domestic violence victims are not public nuisances

Public nuisance ordinances are becoming the rage among municipalities. The City of Rochester has one.  The Borough of Norristown, just outside Philadelphia, had one. Hopefully, Rochester does not follow the example of Norristown. In the words of the Rochester ordinance, ...

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Standing against domestic violence

Monroe County reports of domestic violence are above state rates, with rates in the city of Rochester nearly 2.5 times the statewide rate, according to a report issued Wednesday by Alternatives for Battered Women and Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium. ...

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