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Do hard times mean more domestic violence?

Original post made on Nov 7, 2009

One could almost hear a figurative sigh of relief when news filtered into the 16th annual Domestic Violence Council Conference in Santa Clara last Friday that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had restored $16.3 million in funding for domestic-violence shelters the day before.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 30, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Connie Valentine, a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Thank you for your excellent coverage of domestic violence. We work with non-abusive parents, usually battered mothers, of abused children who are often placed in unsupervised contact with or full custody of batterers and molesters by family courts. Alycia Mesiti was one of those children. Her body was found in her father's back yard years after she had been put into his custody, despite her reports of abuse. Our organization has data showing that children are endangered far too often. We want to applaud Assembly Member Jim Beall is sponsoring AB 612 to help prevent these terrible outcomes. Please consider covering this issue in your paper. Connie Valentine, M.S., CA Protective Parents Association 916-233-8381


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