Homicide detectives investigate possible link to domestic violence in fatal Ayr house fire

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a suspected house fire in northern Queensland has claimed the life of a woman. Most important points: Police believe the fire that killed a 47-year-old woman was deliberately lit Detectives have yet to speak to her seriously injured partner The Ethical Standards Command assesses the couple’s interaction with … Read more

Webster County Victim Support Center Hopes to Build Much-Needed Domestic Violence Shelter

MARSHFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – For the past 23 years, the Safe Harbor Victim Assistance Program in Marshfield has helped victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse in Webster County with everything from food and clothing to protection orders and navigate the court system. But DeAnne Rader, the director of Safe Harbor, points out … Read more

Webster County Victim Support Center Hopes to Build Much-Needed Domestic Violence Shelter

MARSHFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – For the past 23 years, the Safe Harbor Victim Assistance Program in Marshfield has helped victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse in Webster County with everything from food and clothing to protection orders and navigate the court system. But DeAnne Rader, the director of Safe Harbor, points out … Read more

Family and domestic violence is the ‘wicked social problem’ that a university education aims to tackle

Grace* did not know, or may not want to admit, that she was in an abusive relationship until her husband became physically abusive. Most important points: Fear and lack of money cause many women to leave violent men A university education trains those who work in the field Experts say attitudes to domestic violence need … Read more

Assistant Commissioner Talks About ‘Major’ Cultural Issues Within Queensland Police That Affect Response To Domestic Violence

There are “significant” cultural issues within the Queensland Police Force (QPS) that affect how officers respond to domestic violence, the state’s senior officer in charge of domestic violence investigations has told an investigation. Most important points: Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd says most of the police’s criticism of cultural issues is “undisputed” He told the study … Read more

Sydney agent Joshua Wootton hit with new charges

A Sydney police officer charged with rape has been charged with assault and stalking. Agent Joshua Wootton was not required to appear before the local Downing Center court on Wednesday after police filed 11 new charges against him. The 31-year-old was initially charged in June on nine charges involving two women. The charges included two … Read more

How walking helped Chelle transform from a ‘functioning alcoholic’ and get rid of an addiction

An Albany woman has probed the lowest depths and climbed high peaks in a battle with the bottle. Most important points: Chelle Fisher battled alcohol and drug addiction from her teens She climbed eight mountains in eight days to raise awareness and money for a family violence center in WA Ms Fisher says walking has … Read more

Shanna Moakler Ex Matthew Rondeau Pleads Not Guilty Of Domestic Violence

Shanna Moakler Ex Matthew Rondeau Pleads Not Guilty Of Domestic Violence | PEOPLE.com Skip to article Top navigation Close this dialog Discover PEOPLE.com Close this dialog Share and more Close this dialog View image Shanna Moakler’s ex Matthew Rondeau pleads not guilty to alleged domestic violence this link is to an external site that may … Read more

Death of woman, baby and man on property north of Alice Springs investigated as murder-suicide

The deaths of three people – including a baby – found dead a week ago in a remote outback estate in Central Australia is being treated as a homicide-suicide, the Northern Territory police minister has confirmed. Most important points: The dead are treated like murder-suicide The baby who died was 14 weeks old, says police … Read more

Domestic Violence, Coasters, and the Small Town That Pioneered Life-Saving Legal Reform

Jane Hughes would love to hear more conversations about toxic relationships around the table in bars and restaurants. Throughout her 25-year career working with at-risk youth, foster placement, homelessness services, and crisis support for women, domestic violence has always been at the center of her work. “Whatever it is that comes my way, one of … Read more