All posts tagged: Claudine Dombrowski

Claudine Dombrowski Reporting From Ground Zero in Topeka

There is a crisis in the Family Courts of America and Claudine Dombrowski is a warrior in the battle for change. A battered mother who lost custody of her daughter to the person who abused her, her battle has been ongoing for approximately 16 years, with no solution. In Topeka, Kansas, Dombrowski’s home town, on October 11, 2011, members of the City Council voted and successfully repealed the city’s ordinance banning domestic violence during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   Dombrowski first brought the news of this to Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Specialist, Susan Murphy Milano around September 15, and she immediately took action by featuring the story on several national radio shows. During the two hour televised council meeting, the one sided discussion from 7 of the 10 elected members amounted to nothing more than political finger pointing. Leading the charge, and ultimately dictating the vote, was Interim City Manager Dan Stanley, brow beating those during the hearing into submission of his way or the highway. It was classic manipulation “101” presented in a live stream real …

The Roth Show: The Scandal in Topeka for Victims of Abuse

The Roth Show Wednesday, October 5, 7-8pm ET Listen LIVE: http://therothshow.com OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH When Shawnee County, KS District Attorney Chad Taylor decided to hand over misdemeanor cases, like Claudine Dombrowski’s, to the city, she knew the consequences would be the hardest on victims of domestic violence.  Dombrowski, a victim of violence for 16 years, who ultimately lost the right to custody or visitation with her daughter through years of wrangling in court, speaks from a position of experience and first hand knowledge. “Topeka Police Officers are forwarding misdemeanor cases involving domestic violence to the District Attorney’s Office. Stanley says the D.A.’s office has already turned away 30 cases. He believes the  victims and their families are most affected.” Claudine Dombrowski Claudine Dombrowski could very well be considered a “Wounded Warrior” in the fight against intimate partner violence.  Fighting her personal battle against her abuser for over 16 years, she’s also taken her fight across the nation helping several other battered mothers who have lost custody of their beloved children to the very …

The Susan Murphy Milano Show: The Lights Went Out inTopeka for Victims of Violence, Part 2

The Susan Murphy Milano Show, “Time’s Up!” Thursday, September 29, 2pm ET Listen LIVE at: Here Women Talk When Shawnee County, KS District Attorney Chad Taylor decided to hand over misdemeanor cases, like Claudine Dombrowski’s, to the city, she knew the consequences would be the hardest on victims of domestic violence.  Dombrowski, a victim of violence for 16 years, who ultimately lost the right to custody or visitation with her daughter through years of wrangling in court, speaks from a position of experience and first hand knowledge. “Topeka Police Officers are forwarding misdemeanor cases involving domestic violence to the District Attorney’s Office. Stanley says the D.A.’s office has already turned away 30 cases. He believes the  victims and their families are most affected.” Pamela Jacobs On June 28, Pamela Jacobs joined the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Pam came to South Carolina from Kansas, where she served as the Immigration and Outreach Project Attorney for the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV). Pam has over …

“Wounded Warrior” Claudine Dombrowski and Activist Barry Goldstein Join The Susan Murphy Milano Show, Time’s Up

The Susan Murphy Milano Show, “Time’s Up!” Thursday, September 22, 2pm ET Listen LIVE at: Here Women Talk Claudine Dombrowski could very well be considered a “Wounded Warrior” in the fight against intimate partner violence.  Fighting her personal battle against her abuser for over 16 years, she’s also taken her fight across the nation helping several other battered mothers who have lost custody of their beloved children to the very person who abused them. In a recent development in her own backyard in Shawnee County, KS, District Attorney Chad Taylor decided to hand over misdemeanor cases, like Claudine Dombrowski’s, to the city, due to funding issues. Dombrowski knew the ones to pay the price for this decision would be those caught in the crosshairs of the abuser’s rage when released, and has taken her outrage to the media.( https://imaginepublicity.com/2011/09/15/the-lights-went-out-in-topeka-for-victims-of-domestic-violence-claudine-dombrowski-speaks-out/) Through organizing globally, Claudine Dombrowski, and other battered mothers, have founded American/Australia Mothers Political Party to bring attention and educate others.  Through combining their online efforts across the globe,  they are able to link together, not always physically, but by forming …

The Lights Went Out in Topeka for Victims of Domestic Violence: Claudine Dombrowski Speaks Out

When Shawnee County, KS District Attorney Chad Taylor decided to hand over misdemeanor cases, like Claudine Dombrowski’s, to the city, she knew the consequences would be the hardest on victims of domestic violence.  Dombrowski, a victim of violence for 16 years, who ultimately lost the right to custody or visitation with her daughter through years of wrangling in court, speaks from a position of experience and first hand knowledge. A result of the new ruling, facing the consequences a victim could encounter when the abuser is arrested, then released, she advises victims not to call the police. She says, “You, as a survivor, know how to survive. You just keep surviving. If you call the police right now, and God forbid you end up with the city, you might die.” Knowing how victims of violence are already treated in an over burdened system, Dombrowski knows it will be even worse if offenders are not properly prosecuted. According to Kansas First News, “We know of three cases where judges have released the people accused of domestic violence …