For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. Does the turmoil reflect a worsening epidemic of domestic violence, or has the U.S. in fact made great strides to curtail it? The answer is complicated. On one hand, domestic violence committed by intimate partners — current […]
After five arrests, a judge told a Rochester woman’s abuser he would be going to jail if anything happened to his girlfriend again. Another fight and arrest and he was on his way, but he had another plan. He went to his victim’s mother’s house where she had sought refuge. He sought forgiveness. Kim Dadou […]
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Custody/Visitation — Domestic Violence School Age — Change in Circumstances Pecore v. Blodgett CAF 12-01705 Appealed from Family Court, Oswego County Background: The petitioner-respondent mother commenced a proceeding seeking to modify an order entered upon stipulation that granted joint custody of their child, with primary physical custody with the mother[...]
Two grants, worth a total of $684,569, have been secured for Lifespan of Greater Rochester and the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County to support efforts to protect women and children from domestic violence. Lifespan is set to receive $384,560, which will be used to collaborate with Monroe County to provide enhanced training and services […]
ALBANY — Crime data show an uptick in domestic violence across New York last year, with more than 85,000 victims, while related homicides declined sharply. The Division of Criminal Justice Services reports 54,848 domestic violence victims outside New York City in 2012, up more than 1,700, or 3 percent, from the year before. The New […]
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Domestic Violence Child Neglect In the Matter of Ilona H. CAF 10-02262 Appealed from Family Court, Erie County Background: The respondent father appealed from an amended order that found that he neglected his child. The father argued that the petitioner had failed to establish that the domestic violence occurred in the […]
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Domestic Violence Best Interests of the Children Tin v. Kyi CAF 11-00647 Appealed from Family Court, Oneida County Background: The respondent father appealed from an order granting the custody of the parties’ two children to the petitioner mother. The father alleged that the court erred that custody with the petitioner mother […]
Prosecuting cases involving child abuse and adult victims of domestic violence present different circumstances. That is why Sandra Doorley, Democratic candidate for Monroe County district attorney, believes they should be handled differently and plans to separate them into distinct divisions should she be elected in November.
ALBANY — Kim Dadou spent 17 years in prison for manslaughter for shooting her boyfriend as he choked and threatened her in his car. She had called police several times before and used the gun he kept under the passenger seat to kill him.
NEW YORK CITY — An aide to former New York Gov. David Paterson has reached a plea deal in a domestic violence case that touched off an evidence-tampering investigation and ultimately helped the governor decide to abandon his election bid.
Two people in Monroe County are facing charges under a new domestic violence law that singles out strangulation as a specific crime. Less than a week after the law went into effect, Greece Police collared the first arrest in Monroe County ...
Teaching girls to be financially self-sufficient will help them to avoid being victims of domestic violence later in life. Teaching women to be financially self-sufficient is the key to getting out of an abusive relationship and moving forward.
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