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Domestic violence shelter director found not guilty in abuse case

The former director of Nevada's most well known domestic violence shelter, Shade Tree, was found not guilty on charges that he battering his own girlfriend on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Las Vegas Metro Police had arrested and charged the 37-year-old defendant with misdemeanor domestic violence back on March 5 after he allegedly had attacked his live-in girlfriend.

What's the history of domestic violence enforcement?

Law enforcement officers, lawmakers and fellow citizens in Nevada are attempting to eradicate domestic violence from existence, making headway one step at a time. Nevertheless, there was a day when the courts and police didn't take domestic violence as seriously as they do today.

Are you a victim of financial abuse?

Most people think of the abuse of one spouse by another as physical in nature or perhaps verbal or emotional. However, some people are victims of financial abuse. Often (in fact 99 percent of the time) people who are physically abused are also financially abused. Both, after all, are means of controlling a spouse or partner.

The lifelong impacts of childhood exposure to domestic violence

Children who are exposed to domestic violence can be negatively impacted by it throughout their entire lives, even if they are never physically abused themselves. It's estimated that 3 to 4 million American children and teens are at risk of witnessing domestic violence.

Stopping domestic violence in your life

Stopping domestic violence in your life is a lot easier from a technical and legal perspective than it is from a psychological perspective. Indeed, when you're involved in a love union with your abuser, you'll face a mix of very complicated emotions. For this reason, the first step you need to take to put the abuse to a stop may be to seek help from a mental health counselor.