All posts tagged: Domestic violence

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 …

Shattered Lives: KRUSH!

“Krush” Kent is the street name for Baltimore Guardian Angel Assistant Chapter Commander. Before joining Guardian Angels, and known as Victoria, Krush was a victim of an abusive relationship which subsequently helped create an outreach organization to help recognize the patterns of abuse and honor the victims. Relating her personal story, Krush tells listeners about the pattern of behavior of her abuser and how common traits are shared among abusers. She also talks about what it took for her to leave the relationship, how it was done, and the aftermath and positive approach she took. By joining forces with Guardian Angels, Krush was finally free from the individual who continued to stalk and harass her. By showing him that there were others who had her back, along with restraining orders, he stopped. Krush Kent created the organization, Remember Me, to bring awareness to the community of the loss of life, missing persons, and effects of domestic violence.Through the grass-roots beginnings of Remember Me, Krush profiled a person who was either missing or murdered, joined with the …

Amy Robinson, Voice Actress, ImaginePublicity

Voice Actress Amy Robinson Creates Domestic Violence PSAs

  Many organizations, advocates and citizens across the country are promoting national Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October raising awareness and educating the public about the nuances of violence in the home using traditional gatherings, events and speeches. One woman who thinks outside the box has taken awareness a step further by creating FREE public service announcements to be used by any radio host, podcaster, or any means of broadcasting. Amy Robinson has a stake in Domestic Violence Awareness Month, losing her sister to murder in 2011. She created the blog, Justice for Nique, in memory of her murdered sister as a way of releasing her own emotions and being a resource for others. Dominique “Niqué” Chatham Leili was murdered in July, 2011. Her husband, Matthew, is the only suspect. Her body was found concealed in the woods near the entrance to her subdivision in Lawrenceville, GA. Her husband has fled the state, and taken their two young daughters, Amanda and Rebecca, with him. This blog is to fight for Niqué’s memory – to provide a voice …

Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Chief Marty Sumner, Shattered Lives Radio

Shattered Lives: Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative

  A refreshing new approach to combatting intimate partner violence by becoming proactive in the early stages is an important breakthrough developed by High Point, NC Chief of Police, Marty Sumner. 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 decrease in intimate partner homicide as well as recidivism rates. For the complete report on the details and success of this program read: Offender Focused DV Initiative Report Aug 2014 Although traditional victim focus is still of utmost importance and resources for victims will always be needed, by curtailing offenders at the first offense there’s a likelihood that it will also restrict chronic offenders and remove the immediate danger to the victim more often. Shattered Lives Radio host Donna R. Gore welcomes Chief Marty Sumner and Shay Harger to the show to further discuss the Offender Focused DV Initiative and how communities in which it’s being utilized are having a positive impact. Chief Marty A. Sumner is a thirty year veteran with the …

My Sister's House, Shattered Lives, Elmire Ravin, Donna R. Gore

Shattered Lives: Safety First at My Sister’s House

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio Shattered Lives is excited and honored to welcome Elmire Raven, Executive Director of My Sister’s House to the radio broadcast scheduled Saturday, March 1 at 5pm. My Sister’s House is a nonprofit organization that provides services, programs and resources to empower victims of domestic violence and their children to be free from abuse. Located in North Charleston, South Carolina, the organization operates an emergency temporary shelter at an undisclosed location for up to 36 women and children who flee abusive situations in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. It also maintains a 24-hour crisis hotline and helps victimized women and children with needed food, clothing, transportation, medication among many other community services. Learn more about the Survivor’s Advisory Board. According to Ms. Raven: “Survivors are uniquely qualified to provide input to My Sister’s House on policies and practices that will benefit current victim in the shelter.” This amazing organization is like many other small not-for-profits providing critical social services, advocacy and counseling.  Ms. Ravin spins many plates and …