Domestic Violence

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers the topic of Domestic Violence on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge about how to investigate, prosecute and supervise Domestic Violence offenders by reviewing some of the information below.

Upcoming Webinars

Mahri Irvine, PhD
01 / 29 / 2019

“Why don’t they just leave?” This question is asked by many people who are good-intentioned and concerned about the safety of domestic violence victims. However, there [...]

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Karen Webber
03 / 07 / 2019

Financial exploitation of older adults is occurring more and more across the United States.  Despite the prevalence of these cases, first responders like police, case workers, and concerned family [...]

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04 / 02 / 2019

The vast majority of sexual violence and domestic violence offenders are heterosexual men. However, some offenders are women. What are the primary motivating factors and issues at work in the [...]

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Kim D'Amico
Julie Schoen
04 / 04 / 2019

By virtue of U. S. demographics, elder abuse is the fastest growing area of crime in the United States.  However, elder abuse is more than just physical assault and [...]

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Carol Schweitzer
04 / 10 / 2019

Learn how to apply today’s science to yesterday’s cases. Utilizing specialized forensic testing could help provide new clues and advance cold case investigations. This presentation will [...]

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Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer
04 / 18 / 2019

The investigation and prosecution of Abusive Head Trauma cases is fraught with perceived contradictions in the medical literature.  In fact, AHT is very well accepted medical concept worldwide [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA
Lindsay Ashworth
04 / 25 / 2019

This one-hour webinar is the first in a two-part series on understanding sexual violence and how to respond appropriately to victims. The foundation of trauma-informed response is an understanding of [...]

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Andrew Campbell
05 / 07 / 2019

This webinar will discuss the specific threats of physical, psychological, and emotional harm for children living in a home where domestic violence occurs. Common misconceptions will be addressed, including the [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney
05 / 16 / 2019

This webinar will use key findings from our report, The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story, to: 1) examine the ways that experiences of gendered violence create pathways [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney
05 / 23 / 2019

Although utilizing trauma-informed principles is a beneficial tool when successfully serving clients who are victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, going a step further by being mindful will get [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA
Lindsay Ashworth
05 / 28 / 2019

This one-hour webinar is the second in a two-part series on understanding sexual violence and how to respond appropriately to survivors. This webinar will focus on best practices for [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham
Dr. Jill Johansson-Love
06 / 04 / 2019

In An Approach to High Lethality Domestic Violence Offenders: The Accountability Court Model supervising officer, judges, and attorneys will be exposed to the important elements of risk assessment, monitoring, communication, [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney
06 / 20 / 2019

There is a strong focus -- and a plethora of training -- on the benefits of being trauma-informed and mindful when working with victims of crime, particularly DV and Sex [...]

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Roger Blevins
07 / 09 / 2019

When is a bruise not just a bruise?  When it represents an injury mechanism that was potentially life-threatening to a child.  Jurors frequently do not understand the force [...]

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Andrew Campbell
07 / 23 / 2019

This webinar utilizes victim reports and police officer observations from the scene of Intimate Partner Violence incidents involving pregnant victims, to describe the extensive risks of harm for mother-fetus pairs [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney
07 / 23 / 2019

This interactive webinar will provide an overview and legal definition of domestic child sex trafficking and delineate how girls are often criminalized for experiencing sexual violence, includinxg [...]

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Jamal Brooks-Hawkins
Victoria Riechers, MA
08 / 01 / 2019

This one-hour webinar will provide best practices for working with male survivors of sexual violence. We will discuss the dynamics of male sexual assault victimization and the impact of stereotypes [...]

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Roger Blevins
09 / 10 / 2019

Ninety five percent of all delayed ano-genital examinations in cases of suspected child sexual abuse are normal.  While usually normal, delayed sexual abuse examinations are noninvasive & are critical [...]

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Andrew Campbell
09 / 26 / 2019

This webinar will describe the many risks of harm (short-term and long-term) for children exposed to violence in their community. As rates of violent crime continue to increase in many [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney
10 / 03 / 2019

This webinar will examine how experiences of gendered violence create pathways for girls into the juvenile justice system with an emphasis on cross over from the child welfare system into [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Andrew Campbell

Children who witnessed abuse or have been abused themselves are at a higher risk to become violent during adulthood. Several studies have established the link between animal abuse and other [...]

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Growing and Nurturing Elder Abuse MDTs
Lindsay Calamia
Peg Horan

Peg Horan and Lindsay Calamia are back on Justice Clearinghouse for the second part of their webinar presentation about Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT).  Lindsay Calamia is an EMDT Statewide Coordinator [...]

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Setting Up Your Firearms Surrender Program
Sabath Huttle
Krystle Curley

This is the second half of a two-part training webinar that deals with domestic violence and firearm relinquishment. The first part tackled the ‘what’ and ‘why’ [...]

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Firearms Relinquishment
Kimberly Wyatt
Sandra Shanahan

Domestic violence is the single greatest predictor of future violent crime. When households get access to firearms this is further aggravated. There’s also the fact that domestic violence [...]

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Lindsay Calamia
Peg Horan

Handling and investigating cases entails effort, for some, it takes a village. Collaborating across multiple agencies can get tedious. At times, one might wish that all the stakeholders can just [...]

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Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration
Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

This course is the final installment of a three-part webinar series that Dr. Tasha Menaker and the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence prepared to discuss the many [...]

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Financial Elder Exploitation
Karen Webber

Elder abuse can happen in various forms, from the most explicit physical abuse to the more discrete emotional and financial abuse. Today’s course will zero in on financial [...]

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Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration
Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

Dr. Tasha Menaker is back on Justice Clearinghouse for part two of her three-part webinar series that seeks to understand sexual assault perpetration. Dr. Menaker holds an MA in Clinical [...]

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Upstandership Elder Justice
Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a socialite with a heart for philanthropy and she lived a long, amazing life. That is until her son, Tony Marshall took advantage of Brooke’s [...]

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Beyond Victim Blaming - Understanding and Working with Victims of Domestic Violence
Sara E. Mahoney

There has been a surge of support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence worldwide. On the flipside, shining light on the issue also attracts the attention of those [...]

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Animal Cruelty and Collateral Crimes
Jessica Rock

Numerous evidence and research points to the correlation between animal cruelty cases to other serious crimes including gambling, drugs, gangs, elder abuse, domestic violence, bestiality, as well as child pornography [...]

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Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration
Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment are brought to the forefront as more and more victims find their voices to speak up and tell their stories. Movements across the globe [...]

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Recognizing the Link Animal Human Abuse
Dr. Melinda Merck

In a past webinar with John Thompson, we were able to deep-dive into the link of animal abuse to human abuse. He detailed the reasons why animal abuse should be [...]

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Community Based Safety Nets for Victims of Elder Abuse
Jacke Schroeder

Most APS and domestic violence programs don’t have the resources to provide the appropriate, comprehensive Elder abuse and domestic violence are complex issues where the victims are often [...]

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Ask Me Anything Elder Abuse
Paul Greenwood

Whether you’re a seasoned justice professional or new to the field, everyone needs a sage resource they can turn to for advice on niche topics – and elder [...]

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Supervising DV Offender
Sara E. Mahoney

Domestic Violence Offenders are often times charismatic, charming and come across as “easily manageable” on the surface to the Probation Officer. With the main goals of supervision [...]

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Children as Witnesses in DV Cases pt I
Patrick Beumler
Hilary Weinberg

Domestic Violence can be a problematic case. The community might not want to meddle with such cases with the belief that such disputes must be dealt with by the family [...]

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John Thompson

“When animals are abused, people are at risk; When people are abused, animals are at risk.” This is the message that this webinar wants to get across. People [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Domestic violence is a widespread problem for both law enforcement and public health. Unfortunately, it gets swept under the rug. Despite how actions involved in domestic violence can result in [...]

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Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a writer, and socialite who lived a long life that’s one for the books. Brooke herself was well-aware of how interesting her life was that [...]

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Brenda K. Uekert

Few elder abuse cases enter the court labeled as crimes.  Instead, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation most often appear as underlying factors in a variety of civil, family [...]

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Paul Greenwood

Drawing upon his 21 years experience of prosecuting both physical and financial elder abuse and neglect felony cases, Paul will highlight some common misconceptions that often hinder the pursuit of justice [...]

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Hilary Weinberg
Tarah White

The crime of strangulation hasn’t always been given its due. The prevailing attitude towards strangulation for decades was “if it didn’t kill the victim, then [...]

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Jim Seeger
Hilary Weinberg

In 1960, a person could expect to live until they were about 69. Today? “Sixty is the new 50.” With better health care, diet and exercise, most of us are living [...]

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Karyn Rasile

  Description "Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence “(Strack and Gwinn, 2011). In fact, one study explains that a victim whom is strangled by [...]

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Articles

Such a powerful statement from Lindsay Ashworth of the Arizona Coalition to End Domestic Violence made during her webinar, "Understanding Sexual Violence and Appropriate Responses to Survivors."   &[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Stacy Jeleniewski of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "The Online Enticement of Children:&[...]

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Webinar presenters Peg Horan and Lindsay Calamia answered a number of your questions after their webinar, "Growing and Nurturing Elder Abuse Multi-disciplinary Teams." Here are some of their [...]

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Webinar presenters Sabath Huttle and Krystle Curley of the King County Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Domestic [...]

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Webinar presenter Andrew Campbell of Campbell Research Consulting answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence.&[...]

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Andrew Campbell shared such incredible information during his webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence."  "Pets often absorb [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of abused women report their [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "Animals are at 11x greater [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of the pet abuse that occurs in [...]

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Webinar presenters Sandra Shanahan and Kimberly Wyatt of the Domestic Violence Regional Firearms Enforcement Unit answered a number of your questions after their webinar, "Domestic Violence and Firearm [...]

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During their presentation, "Domestic Violence and Firearm Relinquishment: From Honor System to Actual Enforcement," presenters Sandra Shanahan and Kim Wyatt shared a great saying they learned from [...]

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Webinar presenters Peg Horan and Lindsay Calamia answered a number of your questions after their webinar, "How to Launch an Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team -- and Why." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

Established elder abuse MDTs can face unique challenges in their evolution. From the addition and departure of new members to the risk of "scope creep," EMDTs can become [...]

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Christina McCale

While not a new concept to the justice system, Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) can be a critical difference in addressing elder abuse cases, by leveraging the various perspectives, expertise and resources [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Tasha Menaker answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration: Sex Offender Management and Treatment." Here are a few of [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic violence and guns can be a lethal combination.  In 2014, Washington State adopted a firearms relinquishment law allowing courts to issue “Orders to Surrender Weapons” [...]

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Webinar presenter Karen Webber answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Investigating Financial Exploitation: Think Like A Forensic Accountant." Here are a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Beyond Victim Blaming: Understanding and Working with Victims of Domestic Violence​." Here are a [...]

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Webinar presenter Philip Marshall answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Achieving Upstandership™: How it can help each and all of us realize (elder) justice .&[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Tasha Menaker answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration: An Overview of Typologies, Risk, and Recidivism." Here are [...]

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Christina McCale

It's understandable to initially have strong reactions about those who have committed some form of a sexual assault. But behind the label of "sex offender" is [...]

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Jason Vail Cruz

Sexual violence perpetrators specifically look for vulnerability when targeting potential victims. Due to societal bias and institutionalized discrimination, LGBTQ individuals experience unique factors of isolation. As a result, there are [...]

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We do know some things about sexual predators. According to the Rape, Assault, Incest National Network (RAINN), half of all perpetrators are 30 years of age or older, 57% are white, and 37% [...]

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Christina McCale

One of the most common reactions a victim of domestic violence will experience is that of blame - "what did I do to deserve this?" or attempt to [...]

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Christina McCale

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan once said "Our civilization will be judged on how we treat our youngest and our oldest members." Indeed, if that's [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Tasha Menaker of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Understanding [...]

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Christina McCale

With a sexual assault happening every  98 seconds in the US, (equalling 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men having been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault) it'[...]

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“When animals are abused, people are at risk; When people are abused, animals are at risk.”  People often think that animal cruelty cases are isolated from crimes [...]

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"Healthy relationships are based on equality and respect." What a lovely quote speaker Jacke Schroeder made during her recent webinar about Building Community Safety Nets for our [...]

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"Start with your why." Love this quote from Jacke Schroeder's recent presentation about how to start programs to support victims of elder abuse. Be sure to check [...]

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Summer Stephan SD Co Attorney

A powerful comment from San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan in the San Diego County Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Blueprint 2018. "Our civilization will be judged on [...]

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Webinar presenters Hilary Weinberg and Patrick Beumler answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Children as Witnesses in Domestic Violence Cases. Here are some of their [...]

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Christina McCale

The proverb that "it takes a village" doesn't just apply to children. Often it takes a village to help solve a variety of issues, including creating [...]

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Christina McCale

People typically agree that Elder Abuse is a horrifying crime and that those who abuse elders should be punished. But what if you've never investigated an elder abuse case? [...]

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Philip Marshall Elder Abuse

Philip Marshall provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "When our elders' capacity is reduced, it's natural. When their [...]

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Philip Marshall Elder Abuse

Philip Marshall provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "When our elders lose their voice, it's natural. When we [...]

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Brooke Astor's grandson, Philip Marshall exposed Tony Marshall, his father, for abusing his grandmother. Since his grandmother's controversial case, Philip made it his life's purpose, through beondbrooke.[...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Domestic Violence Pre-Sentencing Investigation: From Start to Finish. Here are some of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic Violence offenders require a different approach to supervising them. Cunning and often manipulative, they can be among the most challenging of probationers to supervise. Check out this recorded webinar [...]

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Domestic violence is a widespread problem for both law enforcement and public health. Unfortunately, it gets swept under the rug. Despite how actions involved in domestic violence can result in [...]

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alone survivor
Jamal Brooks-Hawkins, MSW

At least one in six men have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime (NISVS, 2017). Similar to other victims of sexual assault, male victims often experience negative emotional, physical, and social [...]

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Philip Marshall Elder Abuse

Philip Marshall provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "When our elders lose their hearing, it's natural. When we [...]

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Philip Marshall Elder Abuse

  Philip Marshal provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "When our elders lose their sight, it's natural. When [...]

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Christina McCale

According to government statistics between 3-4 million children ages 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.  Ninety-five percent of these cases involve female victims -- [...]

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Philip Marshall Elder Abuse

  Philip Marshal provided some excellent insights and ideas during his presentation about Elder Abuse awareness. Here's one: "To be complacent about Elder Justice is to be complicit [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic Violence offenders are unique: their chosen victims are those closest to him or her.  Given this, different kinds of information, lines of questioning and tactics should be considered [...]

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Christina McCale

It's easy to believe that elder abuse can only happen to certain populations of society. But the reality is that elder abuse doesn't discriminate; no elder is immune. [...]

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Few elder abuse cases enter the court labeled as crimes.  Instead, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation most often appear as underlying factors in a variety of civil, family and [...]

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The Justice Clearinghouse
Based on a webinar, this infographic discusses the myths of elder abuse and how prosecutors and investigators can overcome them to better protect elders.
Infographic Strangulation Thumbnail

With history, research, and tracking, strangulation is becoming seen as a crime on par with every other form of abuse and assault.  Check out this infographic highlighting content from [...]

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Christina McCale

The statistics are just astonishing.   1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found [...]

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Christina McCale

We all will grow older. But that doesn't mean that as older people, we should become victims to elder abuse. But according to recent statistics, all too often, that [...]

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Christina McCale

Experts say that as many as 5 million elderly people are abused on an annual basis.  Even more tragically, the New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for [...]

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This infographic, based on a webinar, provides the key types of elder abuse, its frequency, and how justice professionals can identify it.
Christina McCale

  With better health care, diet and exercise, most Americans are living longer: on average  78 years  – but can reach to an average of  89 years for [...]

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Christina McCale

The crime of strangulation hasn’t always been given its due. The prevailing attitude towards strangulation for decades was “if it didn’t kill the victim, then [...]

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