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Domestic Violence Awareness During COVID-19

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. What was initially a prediction has now been confirmed as a reality – domestic violence (sometimes referred to as intimate partner violence or “IPV”) is on the rise as part of the seemingly endless fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some links to what experts are seeing … Read more

Sheltering in Place and Domestic Violence

Experts have feared that sheltering in place could lead to a rise in domestic violence. In many places, it has. Earlier this month, KOLD reported on April 6, 2020 that Sherriff Mark Napier said that there has not been a spike in domestic violence, but that it could happen when economic situations worsen. It is important to note … Read more

Domestic Violence and Parenting

Domestic violence is nothing new. But our knowledge of how severely it affects children has grown dramatically. This has resulted in an explosion of statutes and rules designed to protect children at the center of parenting disputes from suffering further violence. Generally, the court may restrict both the parenting time of the perpetrator and his … Read more