Domestic Violence

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More sexual assault suspects in North Carolina will likely be prosecuted after a new law goes into effect to close several legal loopholes in existing N.C. sexual assault laws. The legislation, which received unanimous bipartisan support, revises statutes related to child abuse and extends the rights of child abuse victims…

Man drinking alcohol that causes domestic violence

If you or someone you love has been in an abusive relationship, you know that it can feel extremely difficult, and sometimes impossible, to see a path out of the harmful situation. And coping with substance abuse in the household on top of it can make matters even worse. Many…

Being in an abusive relationship is scary, especially if that abuse is physical. When abuse goes undeterred, it may escalate with time, putting you at risk for physical, emotional, and mental detriment. The good news is that there is hope, and you can escape from an abusive relationship. The following…

Escaping from a violent and threatening domestic situation is an extremely challenging — and often frightening — thing to do. And once you have removed yourself, knowing how to start a new life after domestic violence can be equally as challenging and intimidating. Although it may seem impossible and hard…

Stop Domestic Violence

There were 108 domestic violence-related homicides reported in the state in a single recent year, according to the North Carolina Department of Justice. While, thankfully, not all instances of domestic violence end in homicide, hundreds of women and men are victims of violent and sexual abuse within their own homes….

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Domestic violence has been a problem for the National Football League for some time – both in the number of incidents and in the league’s lenient response to them. The case involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice made it an issue the NFL can no longer ignore. The NFL…