Voices Against Violence
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Because fit mothers are losing custody and children are being harmed, supporters of Safe Child Act want to make sure family court focuses on child safety over parents rights domestic violence … more
    Local and national staff, along with Carmen Yulín Cruz (mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico), and Teresa Rodriguez, from Univision, who served as the emcee of Casa de … more
Violence Free Minnesota Executive Director points out abuser more likely to get custody in contested cases than mom By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Over the past 40-year history, the Minnesota Coalition for … more
19 killed in intimate partner homicides in 2019 On Thanksgiving Day 2019, Raven B. Gant’s ex-boyfriend shot and killed her in front of her minor daughter in North Minneapolis. Later, over the … more
St. Paul mother warned officials ex-husband was dangerous before he killed child and himself   Leigh Ann Block visits the bench in Mattock's Park in St. Paul dedicated to her daughter, Mikayla … more
After 50 years, she’s encouraging others Editor’s note: The text below was from a speech Nadine wrote and gave at two Twin Cities churches during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We have used … more
Abused for years by her dad and a troubled system, Renee and mom are finally free Renee and mother Nadine fought for some normalcy during her childhood despite her father's abuse. Today, they are … more
SUPPORT GROUPS Cornerstone Services ‑ Ongoing groups meet regularly for women, children and men 24-hour helpline: 952-884-0330 cornerstonemn.org Domestic Abuse Project ‑ Sessions offered … more
Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner … more
She finally left, but the abuse continues through court system By TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Jennifer* grew up in a loving, two-parent household in the suburbs. She didn’t think she was in an abusive … more
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