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Monday, April 14th, 2014

10 questions with Joshua Safran, author of memoir about surviving familial abuse (Community Voices)

Joshua Safran provides us a road map on how to redefine bravery. He says bravery isn’t a lack of fear, it’s understanding our fears and battling them anyway. This is especially true when helping those impacted by family and domestic violence find a life different than what they were given. Joshua’s work on family violence

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Report: Domestic violence complaints growing in Oakland as resources diminish

Last Tuesday Oakland Police Officer Randy White presented a report on the state of domestic violence to the City Council Public Safety Committee at the request of Councilmember Dan Kalb. According to White, the OPD’s Domestic Violence...

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Oakland Non-Profit Fights for Financial Rights of Abuse Survivors

One out of every three women in the world will be raped, beaten, trafficked, or abused in her lifetime. In California alone, law enforcement receives one domestic violence related call every three minutes. Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas...

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Oakland makes domestic violence a priority in April

Domestic Violence Awareness Month isn’t until October, but three groups in Oakland will host events this month to raise awareness about and provide support for victims of domestic violence. On Apr. 15, from 6 to 8 pm...