domestive violence

4:03 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

House Okays Protections for Dating Violence Victims

A bill extending protection to victims of dating violence advanced in the Utah house today. HB 50, sponsored by Minority Leader Jennifer Seelig was met with heated opposition on the house floor. 

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-KUER News Pod
12:07 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thursday January 3, 2013

Utah’s Congressional delegation explain their vote on the “fiscal cliff” deal, the Utah Domestic Violence Council makes an effort to raise awareness, and the Jordan School District cancels another High School play.

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Public Safety
4:47 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Report Details Domestic Violence Deaths in 2012

The Utah Domestic Violence Council unveiled today  its annual report detailing this past year’s domestic violence related deaths in Utah. Organizers say its purpose is to remember the victims and garner support to stop the violence.

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KUER Local News
5:23 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Federal Grant Helps Salt Lake Area to Expand Domestic Violence Services

Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center Director Asha Parekh and Police Chief Chris Burbank announce a federal grant to expand domestic violence services.
Andrea Smardon

The YWCA kicked off their Week Without Violence Monday by announcing a $900,000 grant from the US Department of Justice to expand domestic violence services in the Salt Lake area. 

The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center moved into its new home at the downtown YWCA in June this year.  At that time, the city police department started housing six detectives there. 

“We’re just getting started in terms of the center,” said Director Asha Parekh, “There’s so much more work to do in this area.  I think we’re just scratching the surface of things that we can do as a community.”

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