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Public News Service - KY: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Three Kentucky state legislators are recipients of the

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Three Kentucky lawmakers are receiving special recognition today. State Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty, Sen. Ralph Alvarado and Sen. Wil Schroder will be given the "Champions for Justice Award," at the Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington. Deput

An estimated one-in-four women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime. (Helba Weber/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A lack of adequate financial resources can make it difficult for survivors of domestic violence to leave an abusive situation. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Kentuckians are being asked to do what they can to help these survivors. The Kentucky Coalition

The Lexington Fair Housing Council and the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence are offering free webinars about the new law. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Since June 29, new leasing protections have been in place in Kentucky for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence, as well as stalking. Now the focus is on training landlords on how the law impacts them. Art Crosby, executive director of the Lexington Fair Housin

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It's a celebration of support and survival, as two dozen apartments for survivors of domestic violence are unveiled today in Kentucky. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, are among those expected at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for KCADV Homes Lexin

Kentucky's domestic violence shelters report cuts in government funding as the primary reason survivors seeking help are sometimes turned away. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Despite the hard work of agencies and advocates, requests for help are not being heard for some survivors of domestic violence in Kentucky. The National Census of Domestic Violence Services surveyed the state's 15 domestic violence shelters on Sept. 14, 2016, and found that

Big legislative wins for victims who seek and access protections through Kentucky's network of domestic violence programs, including this one in central Kentucky. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new Kentucky law removes a barrier that victims of domestic violence often face when making the difficult decision to leave their abuser. House Bill 309 gives people with a long-term protective order the ability to terminate a rental lease with 30 days notice to their land

Securing safe, affordable housing is often the biggest challenge facing victims of domestic violence. A new program seeks to help them overcome that barrier. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For the first time, a Rapid Re-Housing Program is being taken statewide to help victims of domestic violence. Using a $259,000 grant from the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state's network of 15 shelters will provide rental assistance to at least 40 women in any Kentucky co

State Rep. Joni Jenkins has received a Champions for Justice Award for her work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. (Greg Stotelmyer)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – To survivors of intimate partner violence and their advocates, Joni Jenkins and Laura Sudkamp are champions. The two women, who serve Kentucky in different ways, have received the 2016 Champions of Justice Award. A state representative since 1995, Jenkins has helped secure

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