Tag: domestic violence

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Local law enforcement rolls out new domestic violence initiative

Local area law enforcement will be implementing a new initiative aimed at identifying victims of intimate partner violence who are at high risk of homicide or serious bodily harm.


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Laura Crites: Will love truly trump hate?

Having spent years counseling victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, I know what hate looks and feels like.


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Herring, Verizon Wireless team up to protect victims of domestic violence

In 2015, 97 Virginians lost their lives at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. This is a 13 percent decrease from 2014.


Wanted man attacks victim: Retribution motive

A Staunton man wanted for an April 20 attack on an ex-girlfriend at a Waynesboro apartment returned to the scene of the crime.


Waynesboro Police seek man wanted in violent domestic assault

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for a violent attack on his girlfriend.


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Augusta County Sheriff’s Office issues scam alert

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is warning local residents of a scam involving callers purporting to be taking a telephone survey on domestic violence.


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House Republicans outline agenda to prevent domestic violence, empower women

House Republicans outlined their legislative agenda to prevent domestic violence by enacting tougher penalties for chronic and repeat offenders.


Another domestic violence arrest in Waynesboro: Man charged with choking girlfriend

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a man early this morning after an argument between his girlfriend and him turn violent in the latest case of felony domestic violence in the city. Officers charged Jason Michael Anderson, 32 years old of no fixed address, with felony strangulation and misdemeanor assault and battery on family or household member.


Another felony domestic violence arrest in Waynesboro: Suspect threatened to kill ex-girlfriend, family

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Waynesboro man over the weekend after he forced his way inside a residence and attempted to shoot his ex-girlfriend. Travis Scott Brooks, 28 years old, faces numerous charges stemming from the Saturday afternoon incident on Woodside Drive. This marks the fourth felony arrest for a domestic violence-related incident in a six day period in Waynesboro.


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Two Waynesboro men arrested in felony domestic violence incidents

The Waynesboro Police Department has made arrests in two separate, felonious assaults on Waynesboro women this past Wednesday, September 30.


Avon Foundation for Women awards grant to Shenandoah University for initiatives against sexual assault, domestic violence

Shenandoah University has received a $10,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.


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Waynesboro man arrested: Charged with assaulting, robbing girlfriend

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro man after he beat and robbed his girlfriend last Tuesday night.


Stuarts Draft man arrested in brutal assault of ex-girlfriend in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Stuarts Draft man for a brutal assault on his ex-girlfriend that occurred last Thursday. Justin Brian Balser, 33 years old, faces one felony count of malicious wounding after an argument between the two of them got violent as they sat in her vehicle on the Kroger parking lot, 245 Arch Avenue.


Waynesboro man arrested after assaulting girlfriend twice

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a city man last night on several charges after he assaulted his girlfriend twice. Mark Seneca Sampson, 36 years old, faces two felonies and three misdemeanors stemming from an alcohol-fueled tirade that sent his 40-year-old girlfriend to Augusta Health Emergency Department with a head injury.


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General Assembly passes bill from Herring, Cline to protect domestic violence victims

The General Assembly passed a bill from Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Delegate Ben Cline (24-Rockbridge) to protect victims of domestic violence by denying bail for individuals charged with felony strangulation.


Afton man arrested after violent domestic assault in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested an Afton man on felony assault charges after he brutally attacked his girlfriend early Friday morning at Parkway Village Apartments.


Research on domestic abuse among Latina, homeless and conservative Mennonite women earns JustPax grant

Carolyn Stauffer has spent much of her life and career listening to women on three continents tell of violence and abuse in their lives.


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Kaine, McCaskill introduce education bill aimed at preventing sexual assault, domestic violence

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Claire McCaskill introduced the Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015, legislation that would improve health education in public secondary schools where it is taught, by including information on “safe relationship behavior” which would focus on preventing sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence.


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House Republicans reject legislation to disarm stalkers, domestic abusers

A Virginia House committee today refused to take common-sense steps to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous individuals who have been convicted of crimes including domestic violence, sexual battery and stalking.


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Senate committee changes vote to protect women over guns

In a dramatic turn of events, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 10-4 today to approve SB 943, a bill that would prohibit those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence, sexual battery, and stalking from purchasing and possessing firearms.


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Senate committee should capitalize on second chance to prioritize lives of women over guns

Following a controversial vote on Monday, a Virginia Senate committee will again on Wednesday consider a bill that would prohibit those convicted of domestic violence, sexual battery, and stalking from purchasing and possessing firearms.


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Governor McAuliffe announces equal opportunity legislative agenda

Governor McAuliffe announced on Monday a series of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring that every Virginian has equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to the Commonwealth’s economic growth.


Arizona fugitive caught in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested an Arizona woman Friday who had been wanted by the Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office on four felony charges stemming from a June assault.


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Governor McAuliffe announces legislation to prevent gun violence

Governor McAuliffe today announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at protecting Virginia residents and families through common-sense gun violence prevention efforts.


Avon Foundation awards grant to W&L to fund education on dating abuse, violence

Washington and Lee University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.


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Herring highlights resources during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Attorney General Mark Herring recognized October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by highlighting some of the services available to victims of domestic violence in the Commonwealth.


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What did we learn from the Ray Rice video? Nothing

Why did it take the video from inside the elevator showing Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee Janay twice, knocking her out on her feet, her then hitting her head on a guardrail before dropping to the ground, for public opinion to turn so severely?


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Kaine joins in introducing Senate bill to protect domestic violence victims

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to introduce the Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2014, legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers.


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Trio of attorney general’s public safety bills go to governor

A trio of bills from Attorney General Mark Herring to protect the public and hold criminals accountable now await the Governor’s signature after successfully passing both houses of the General Assembly.


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Herring: Obenshain too ‘extreme’

Democratic candidate for attorney general Mark Herring outlined his campaign platform at the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association Forum on Wednesday.


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Domestic-violence victims bill clears Senate committee

State Sen. Mark Herring (Loudoun & Fairfax) issued the following statement after the vote of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee to advance his legislation to protect victims of domestic violence by creating a lethality assessment program for first responders:


Domestic-violence legislation passes House

Legislation named in honor of a Collinsville woman murdered at her workplace in 2007 by her estranged husband passed the House of Delegates today by a unanimous 99-0 vote. The Linda Bostwick Act, sponsored by Del. Ward Armstrong, allows judges to require Virginians who are facing criminal charges, have violated a protective order, or are […]


Grant funds go to violence-prevention efforts

Seventy-three grants, worth more than $3.1 million, have been awarded by the Criminal Justice Services Board to support programs to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence, protect children from Internet predators, and improve criminal justice services throughout the Commonwealth. Five localities that participate in one of the two Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces […]


Kaine issues executive orders on sexual assault, domestic violence issues

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today announced two executive orders that build on recent successes in improving the Commonwealth’s response to sexual assault and domestic violence. The Governor announced these actions at a domestic violence conference sponsored by the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protective Orders (GEAP) partnership.