Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Videos show disparities in Cleveland police response to kids in crisis, Pennsylvania receives federal funds to plug abandoned wells, and grants support 2020 fire recovery for Oregonians.


President Biden says he will meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on much-needed police and justice system reforms, unresolved legal challenges regarding gerrymandering could have implications for 2024 congressional elections, and a government watchdog reveals fraud and waste tied to pandemic relief aid programs.


"Brain Gain?" Research shows rural population is actually growing, especially in recreational areas; other small towns are having success offering relocation incentives like free building lots, cash, complimentary dinners and even internet credits; and researchers say the key is flexibility and creativity.

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

More than 80% of women with disabilities have been sexually assaulted, and research suggests that these women experience more frequent and more severe acts of violence, according to <a href=data from the YWCA. (Adobe Stock)
Increasing Support for Ohio Sexual Assault Survivors with Disabilities

Ohio community groups seeking ways to increase support for sexual assault survivors living with disabilities. A January 23rd training session hosted …

Tattoos can be used by human traffickers to 'brand' their victims. It could be the trafficker's name, a barcode, money sign or something similar, according to the Iowa Victim Service Call Center. (Adobe Stock)
Iowa Takes Aim at Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Iowa is working to address the problem by educating businesses about the potential signs and dangers…

Last March, Wyoming lawmakers passed a law that would ban abortions in most cases if the U.S. Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, which the high court did in June. (Adobe Stock)
Wyoming Supreme Court Sends Suit Over Abortion Ban Back to District

The Wyoming Supreme Court has decided it will not weigh in on a lawsuit that has temporarily halted a ban on abortions in the state. Citing a state …

Research indicates the number of women who have experienced Traumatic Brain Injury secondary to domestic violence is 11 to 12 times greater than experienced by military personnel and athletes combined. (Adobe Stock)
Initiative Aims to Fill Health-Care Gap Among Domestic-Violence Survivors

A new statewide initiative aims to help connect domestic-violence survivors with medical providers, with a focus on treating traumatic brain injury…

A bill poised to become federal law would require cell-phone companies to, among other things, separate a domestic violence survivor's phone line from their abuser's plan within two business days of receiving a request. (Adobe Stock)
Pending Law Helps Domestic Violence Survivors with Phone Plans

A bill headed to President Joe Biden's desk addresses a long-standing problem for domestic violence survivors, ending their ties to their abusers' …

Junior high students have reported incidents of sexual harassment, according to Ohio's rape crisis centers. (Adobe Stock)
Ohio Rape Crisis Centers Share Successes, Challenges

Rape crisis centers assist sexual abuse survivors and educate about violence prevention, and collaboration is a key aspect of their work. The Ohio …

On a single day in 2020, domestic-violence hotlines in the United States received 21,321 calls, an average of almost 15 calls every minute. (Adobe Stock)<br />
SD Group: Multi-Faceted Approach Needed to Stop Domestic Violence

October is winding down, but groups working to prevent domestic violence still are hoping the public hears their message during Domestic Violence …

One in four domestic-violence fatalities in Ohio involved victims who previously reported a domestic violence incident to police. (Adobe Stock)
Babes in Arms: Rising Number of Ohio Kids Killed by Domestic Violence

A new report shows there were 112 domestic violence-related deaths in Ohio in a recent 12-month period, including 22 youth, the highest number in the …

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence notes that guns are the leading cause of death for women murdered by an intimate partner. (Adobe Stock)
Domestic Violence Concerns Ahead of Vote on IA Gun Measure

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and advocates in Iowa are especially alarmed about what comes up in a few weeks: a proposed gun rights …

Health experts say child neglect can result in developmental delays, along with behavioral and emotional issues. (Adobe Stock)
Researchers Link Medicaid Expansion with Child-Neglect Reduction

As South Dakota voters prepare to consider a proposed Medicaid expansion, emerging research suggests giving these programs a bigger reach can lead to …

Rates of child abuse and neglect are five times higher for children in families with low socioeconomic status, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Trust Your Gut, Know the Signs to Spot, Prevent Child Abuse

Child abuse cases in the state dropped between 2019 and 2020, but Kentucky still ranks fifth among states for incidents of child maltreatment…

Engaging Men addresses bringing men into the conversation both as survivors of sexual violence and as allies. (Adobe Stock)
'Engaging Men' Brings New Voices into Sexual-Violence Dialogue

An initiative at one Ohio nonprofit is taking on the topic of men and sexual violence. There is a false notion men are not experiencing sexual …


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