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Teens Confront Epidemic of Dating Violence

The CDC recently flagged an alarming increase in teen dating violence, with some surveys showing rates as high as 1 in 3 relationships.

California Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer Proposes $50 Million in State Budget for Domestic Violence Prevention

The budget request will help dozens of organizations working to prevent DV in the state, though it may be difficult to fill as California faces a $22.5 billion budget deficit.

Tribal Leaders, Law Enforcement Discuss Implementation of Feather Alert System

The new system would alert California residents about missing and endangered Indigenous persons in the state.

Domestic Violence is ‘Healable and Preventable’

And while there has been encouraging progress, advocates say much more needs to be done to prevent abuse.

‘I Was Not Allowed to Have My Own Thoughts’: California Courts Start Penalizing Domestic Abuse

A judge in Southern California embraced a new state law designed to tip the balance in favor of women seeking child custody and restraining orders.

How California’s Coercive Control Law Could Help Women Manipulated by Partners

Blanca suffered decades of psychological abuse from her husband, whose behaviors fall under a category of abuse experts call coercive control.

Funding for Domestic Violence Prevention Programs at Risk in New California Budget

Domestic violence organizations in California are advocating to continue $15 million for domestic violence prevention left out of the proposed budget.

How Children Experience and Recover From Domestic Violence

Experts say anxiety, depression, anger, and low self esteem are among the range of mental health impacts on children who experience domestic violence. 

Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence Still Struggle to Get Asylum

Despite Trump’s era policies being reversed, the likelihood of finding protection in the US is lower than ever.

Activists: Access to Guns and Domestic Violence Are a Deadly Mix

4.5 million women in the US have been threatened with a gun by their domestic partner, 1 million have been shot during a domestic dispute.

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