skip to main content
skip to newscasts

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Public News Service Logo
facebook instagram linkedin reddit youtube twitter
view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Trump case expected to head to the jury today; IN food banks concerned about draft Farm Bill; NH parents, educators urge veto of anti-LGBTQ+ bills; Study shows a precipitous drop in migratory fish populations, in US and worldwide.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Actor Robert DeNiro joins Capitol Police officers to protest against Donald Trump at his New York hush money trial as both sides make closing arguments. And the Democratic Party moves to make sure President Biden will be on the ballot in Ohio.

view newscast page
play newscast audioPlay

Smokey Bear thought only "you" could prevent forest fires, but decomposing mushrooms may also help, a Native American community in Oregon is achieving healthcare sovereignty, and Colorado farmers hope fast-maturing, drought-tolerant seeds will better handle climate change.

Report: NYC intimate-partner violence reaches new high

play audio
Play

Thursday, January 11, 2024   

A new report finds New York City intimate-partner violence increased almost 30% between 2022 and 2023.

The city's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee report says intimate-partner homicides skyrocketed by 225% in Brooklyn and 57% in the Bronx.

Nathaniel Fields, CEO of the Urban Resource Institute, said proactively using resources for prevention is a good start. He described how the institute's Relationship Abuse Prevention Program does this.

"We work in schools with young people to provide trained peer leaders," said Fields, "train them up with our licensed social workers to work with the school system, in that particular school to help individuals identify signs of domestic violence and what is a healthy relationship."

New York City has passed numerous bills holding partners accountable and keeping domestic-violence victims safe. But, Fields noted that state-level legislation can help too.

A proposed bill would allow for shelters to be reimbursed payment differentials for housing a single person in a larger room. This bill was brought before the Legislature in 2023, but it failed in committee.

One thing the report notes is that intimate-partner violence disproportionately impacts Black and brown communities. It finds Black people made up half of all domestic-violence homicides in the city.

Fields described why this is.

"When you think about Black and brown communities, the historical realities of oppression," said Fields, "those communities being pressed down and marginalized, are not often being singled out as these issues are relevant."

He added that putting more resources into these communities can help reduce these numbers.

Another way is to acknowledge the issue. While homicides overall have been down in New York City, Fields said he thinks the city should note intimate-partner violence homicides are up.

This can lead to a task force or collective of groups coming together to bring them down.




get more stories like this via email
more stories
Coal production in the Powder River Basin was 50% lower in the first quarter of 2024 than the first quarter of 2014, by about 49 million tons. (Robert Coy/Adobe Stock)

Environment

play sound

A new policy could affect the future of coal mining in the Powder River Basin and in turn, Wyoming's tax structure. The Powder River Basin produced …


Social Issues

play sound

Health care advocates are speaking out against proposed cuts to a California program that provides in-home care aides to low-income seniors and people…

Health and Wellness

play sound

Children's advocates are pressing California lawmakers to pass a bill that would increase oversight on health plans when they deny mental health servi…


Social Issues

play sound

The nonprofit Save the Children is working with child care centers along the Mississippi coast, with plans and tools to help them reopen or resume …

By 2060, nearly half the days in the year are projected to be over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. (Adobe Stock)

Environment

play sound

Arizona is already warming up, and a new report sheds light on how climate change is intensifying that heat. Last year, just under 650 heat-…

Social Issues

play sound

Residents of north Texas continue to clean up after the latest in a string of deadly tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service, an EF-2 …

Social Issues

play sound

Experts in the fight against the sexual exploitation of minors said there is a gap in highlighting how young men are targeted and new research said ma…

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021