All posts tagged: domestic violence prevention

Norma Peterson

Norma Peterson Named Executive Director of Document the Abuse

Victims of intimate partner violence benefit from Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA) Norma Peterson, sister-in-law of missing Bolingbrook mother, Stacy Peterson, has been named Executive Director of Document the Abuse which houses the work of the late domestic violence advocate Susan Murphy Milano, specifically, the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA). Peterson worked directly with Chicago native Murphy Milano behind the scenes during her family’s high profile case and since its conclusion is able to become a public spokesperson for the safety of abuse victims.  As Executive Director, Peterson will be working with other experts to train and certify providers to catapult the EAA into a network of assistance for victims of abuse. These experts, including Peterson, are available for speaking engagements and/or training: Sandra L. Brown, The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction  Neil Schori, faith based community  Michelle Harkey, victim service providers  Michelle Cruz, attorney and former CT State Victim Advocate Monica Caison, Founder of CUE Center for Missing Persons.  As an Illinois State Outreach Coordinator for CUE Center for Missing Persons, Norma Peterson heads a team …

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Shattered Lives: Stopping a Domestic Violence Offender

  October is traditionally designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Shattered Lives Radio takes great pleasure in bringing back High Point, NC Police Chief Marty Sumner to help educate listeners about offender based policy initiatives. Chief Sumner was first introduced to the show in August, 2014 and listeners were able to get an overview of the success of the proactive approach to domestic violence cases and how statistics have decreased in his jurisdiction since its inception. For details on the previous show and to listen to the podcast click here Consider this : 1)  Re-arrest rates In the first two years of implementation re-offense rates using this deterrence program were only 9% per 1.000 + perpetrators as compared tov a 20-34% range typically found elsewhere. 2) In High Pont, since 2009, homicide rated dropped from 33% to 6 % (1 in 16) which were IPV related using the deterrence program. By recognizing that offenders consistently escalate if not held accountable, resulting in increased family violence and often murder, Chief Sumner’s program has shown a …

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Shattered Lives: Intimate Partner Violence and the Chief of Police Larry Rhinehart

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio   Intimate partner violence and homicide knows no boundaries; not race, ethnicity, social and economic conditions, or gender. It is epidemic everywhere around the globe and families have suffered since the day that Cain murdered his brother, Abel. Family violence, and the toll it takes, is deeply ingrained in every culture. Why? Every day the headlines cover another story of a person murdered or missing at the hands of someone who was supposed to love and care for them, many who have evil born in their hearts. For decades we have been trying to stop the flood of violence in America’s homes, but often it feels like the little boy with his finger in the dyke as the waters of violence swirl all around threatening to drown everything good about our family life. It seems like solving family problems with violence has become commonplace in our society, and finding solutions with critical thinking, communication, and peaceful interaction has taken the back seat. It takes even more than a village to find the solutions, especially …

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Shattered Lives: Intimate Partner Homicide and Liza’s Lifeline

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE According to the latest statistics released in 2013, South Carolina is rated #1 in the nation for deaths attributed to domestic violence, otherwise known as intimate partner homicide. Unfortunately, South Carolina has consistently been in the top ten and there doesn’t seem to be much progress being made utilizing standard operations found in organizations and shelter systems across the state. In 2004, Liza Ellen Warner’s death was one which contributed to the above mentioned statistics. Wishing to find a way to honor Liza’s life and continue to make it meaningful, her father and step mother, Doug and Shirley Warner, founded Liza’s Lifeline as a way to bring more awareness and provide needed resources to others caught in the web of domestic violence. Shattered Lives is proud to host Doug Warner to discuss the issue of intimate partner homicide and ways …