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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 15:49 -- Anna

Domestic Violence is defined by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) as the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.  It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse.  The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the ot

Spotlight on Staff - Jesi Smith

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:09 -- Anna

Each quarter we highlight an LCRC Staff Member. This quarter, get to know Jesi Smith.

What is your role at LCRC? Positive Connections Program Dir.

What does that entail?  I oversee the visitation center. My job duties range from scheduling visitation/exchanges, invoices/billing, supervising visitation/exchanges.

Abuse & Violence in the Media

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:16 -- Anna

A word from the Executive Director:

It seems as though every time you turn on a television you hear about abuse, violence, and crimes being committed.

Whether it is Adrian Peterson and his physical punishment of a four year old child or Ray Rice knocking out his fiancé in an elevator, domestic violence and child abuse are certainly not limited to the professional game of football. It is clear there are some unsettling trends and statistics coming out of this media attention.