Ms. Talley fled to the Safe Families Office, having made a narrow – and lucky – escape. After attempting to end her relationship, her boyfriend held her hostage for nearly a week. He took her phone so she couldn’t call for help.Read more
This year’s PurSHOEing Justice was wildly successful, raising more funds for our Safe and Stable Families program than any previous event.Read more
Attorneys are in a unique position to redirect the course of someone’s life.Read more
Safe and Stable Families volunteer Farley Ezekiel explains why representing survivors of domestic violence in court is personal to her.Read more
Perez received the honor for her tireless work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence.Read more
This year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month brought collaboration between organizations to the forefront of the conversation.Read more
I think we can agree that physical abuse is bad. But absent that, at what point should we be concerned?Read more
My mom explained that Jennifer had a habit in the following years of calling her when she got scared.
When Jennifer called that day and I answered, it had been nearly 20 years since she and my mother had first met. Over these years, Jennifer kept my mom’s home phone number and knew that she could call it when she was frightened or needed an answer.
“My clients have all been wonderful, hardworking people who found themselves in untenable situations and had the courage to stand up and say ‘no more.’ These cases serve as powerful reminders of the resiliency of the human spirit.”Read more
More than 100 friends of AVLF and Warner Bates gathered at the law firm’s penthouse offices on the evening of Thursday, August 24, to celebrate and raise funds for the Guardian ad Litem Program.Read more
One of the first things you learn in domestic violence training at AVLF is that violence can occur in any relationship, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. We saw that firsthand. She was married to her abuser for decades and had several children with him. Both were highly educated, well-employed, and, to the outside world, had presented as a nearly perfect family. Until he tried to kill her.Read more