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Domestic violence shelters want to do more for disabled victims

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health claims that the disabled population is more likely to suffer abuse, especially by caregivers. Sadly, though, there are many domestic violence shelters located here in Colorado and most other states in the country, but many of them are not equipped to assist those who may suffer from a disability. Fortunately, many organizations are working to ensure that this vulnerable segment of the population can also benefit from the services these shelters provide.

Police captain facing charges for domestic violence

Those who are in law enforcement are entrusted to protect the safety of the residents in their jurisdiction. Of all the people under their protection, it may seem reasonable to expect that their personal families would be the highest priority. Unfortunately, the scourge of domestic violence can touch any family, even those who are charged to uphold the laws. Any Colorado resident could be at risk when a relationship becomes volatile.

Officials offer another tool for protection in domestic violence

Sadly, in spite of many public service campaigns, the statistics for abuse in the home continues to rise. Officials in many states are struggling to find resources to offer adequate assistance to domestic violence victims. Colorado residents who have been a victim of abuse may seek legal protections from their abusers.

Program praised for help it provides to domestic violence victims

Those who are in an abusive relationship often feel that they have no place to turn for meaningful help. There are many types of abuse, and victims of domestic violence may sometimes feel that the circumstances in their lives do not rise to a serious level that merits assistance. There are likely many Colorado residents who could benefit from assistance provided by a compassionate family law attorney.

Boston pitcher, Wright, arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence

No one is immune to family abuse, including those who are admired in the world of professional sports. There have been many incidents that have involved allegations of domestic violence, though not every accusation ends in charges. Colorado residents who face this serious social issue do have recourse to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

October is domestic violence awareness month to support victims

The majority of families in Colorado live in warm, nurturing environments where the members provide support for one another. Unfortunately, there are also families who experience the trauma of domestic violence in many different forms. In an effort to draw attention to this serious social issue, October has been designated as an awareness month.

Dallas Cowboys player acquitted of domestic violence charge

Every year it seems that a well-known athlete falls from the fans' good graces for one reason or another. That may be why it is refreshing when a player who has been accused of domestic violence is later found not guilty.  Unfortunately, as some Colorado families are aware, this type of behavior and allegations are not uncommon.

Getting help when domestic violence is part of the picture

Relationships are often difficult enough, especially when they are nearing the end. As a result of the elevated stress and emotional levels, the threat of domestic violence will sometimes become a factor. Colorado families do not have to face these situations on their own.

Lawmakers in one state seek wider database for protective orders

Entering into a new relationship can be an exciting time for new couples. Unfortunately, some relationships can end in victims of violence or threats seeking protective orders against a partner whom they now fear. Like every state, Colorado has laws in place that are intended to provide protection for those who are vulnerable in potentially violent relationships.

New survey highlights churches' stance on domestic violence

Many Colorado residents may believe that a church could be a safe place to turn to when there are problems within the family. However, a recent survey reveals that some of these institutions may not be the best refuge for those who have suffered from domestic violence. In fact, in certain circumstances, the response of those in charge could make the situation worse.

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