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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Do you know that October is domestic violence awareness month? Domestic violence, relationship abuse, stalking, sexual assault . . . All such forms of violence are more common than we like to admit. Sometimes we suspect someone we know is

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MLSA Trains Law Enforcement at Rocky Boy’s Reservation

MLSA staff attorney Jennifer Hill-Hart recently trained law enforcement at Rocky Boy's Reservation on domestic violence issues. Alongside trainers from the FBI, Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and others, Ms. Hill-Hart provided information and resources on identifying domestic

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MLSA Congratulates Crime Victim Advocates of the Year

Kelly Erickson-HAVEN (Bozeman), Angie Fox-Yellowstone County Attorney's Office (Billings), and Janel Pliley, Adult Protective Services (Powell County), were recently recognized for their exemplary service in 2014 by Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox. Jan Berry, MLSA Supervising Attorney-Domestic Violence Practice Group,

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MLSA Helps Survivors of Domestic Abuse

In October, MLSA has blogged each Thursday on relationship abuse/sexual abuse/stalking topics in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We encourage you to share the information we blog on with your friends, family, and coworkers. — Please note: Always

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Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission

This post is by guest author Matt Dale, Director of the Montana Office of Consumer Protection & Victim Services, as part of the MLSA Advocacy Blog’s focus on domestic violence issues this October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. MLSA thanks Matt

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3 Women Die Each Day Because of Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month The National Network to End Domestic Violence reports that 3 women die each day because of domestic violence. 1 woman in 4 experiences domestic violence in her lifetime. Startling statistics, right? But those stats are

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Dispatch From Cambodia: Legal Support for Women and Children

This is a blog post from Caroline Riss, MLSA Staff Attorney, who is in Cambodia on exchange to assist with a legal organization.I arrived in Cambodia safely and was met by our hostesses Soeum Soren and Soken at the airport.

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A Message From the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

[Note: As part of a series of posts relating to October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this is a guest blog entry from Sarah Rossi of the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. MLSA thanks Sarah and the Coalition

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Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission

This post is by guest author Matt Dale, Director of the Montana Office of Consumer Protection & Victim Services, as part of the MLSA Advocacy Blog’s focus on domestic violence issues this October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. MLSA thanks Matt

Posted in Domestic/Sexual/Dating Violence and Stalking

Report on Domestic Violence Against Native Women in Montana

In June of 2009, several Montana leaders came together to hold the Honoring Native Women by Stopping the Violence Conference.  This is a link to a report that was written after the conference, entitled The Empty Shawl: Honoring Native Women

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