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CV-19 stay-at-home orders increase domestic violence risk, experts warn

Experts say COVID-19 has become yet another way for abusers to keep their victims close and exert control over them. ... Read more»

State funding change forces cuts at domestic violence shelters

When Executive Director Connie Phillips has to tell domestic abuse victims there's no room at the Sojourner Center's shelters, she doesn't know whether they will find a safe place to go. Some could be forced to stay in dangerous situations.... Read more»

Man gets 37 months for illegal re-entry

A 28-year-old Mexican man was sentenced to 37 months in prison for illegal re-entry of a felon.... Read more»

Investigator to speak on link between animal, human abuse

Cruelty to animals often can lead to violence against humans. The connection will be explained when an animal cruelty investigator for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona speaks on the topic Wednesday night at the Woods Memorial Branch Library.... Read more»

Trapped in violence: Undocumented domestic abuse victims

When her husband started hitting her, Juana knew it was wrong. But she stayed, fearing that since he was a U.S. citizen and she was undocumented he could make good on threats to have her deported so that she’d never see their daughter again.... Read more»3

Purple Ribbon Council to Cut Out Domestic Abuse

Report urges more attention to signs of domestic abuse

Donna Bartos says she endured five years with her high school sweetheart before verbal and emotional abuse culminated in an act of violence. In 2006, she founded the Purple Ribbon Council to Cut Out Domestic Abuse with the mission of stopping abuse before it spirals out of control.... Read more»