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20Nov 2012

Collaboration leads to Successful Prosecution: STOP in Action in Michigan

Michigan Team Secures Conviction of Rapist Ten Years Later In May of 1998, an intruder entered the Kentwood home of a family who had only lived there for three weeks.  He raped the thirteen-year-old daughter at knife point in her own bed and threatened to do the same to her mother if the child resisted or ...
30Oct 2012

Success with Vertical Prosecution Unit: STOP in Action Massachussetts

Massachusetts Vertical Prosecution Unit Increases Victim Safety and Participation in Cases The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office receives a STOP subgrant to support a bilingual domestic violence prosecutor and a bilingual advocate to maintain a vertical prosecution team assigned to Brockton District Court.  The team has found that use of the vertical prosecution approach has increased ...
08Oct 2012

Legal Advocacy provides Safety: STOP in Action Maryland

Maryland Agency Assists Survivor of Domestic Violence Seeking Safety for Herself and Her Children In June 2008, Lindsay* felt hopeful that the abuse she had experienced at the hands of her husband, Phil*, was all in the past and that they could reunite as a family.  The one-year protective order that the court had granted her ...
17Sep 2012

A Caring and Coordinated Response: STOP in Action Maine

Multidisciplinary, Collaborative Effort Ensures One Family’s Safety in Maine Caring Unlimited is the domestic violence program serving York County, Maine. In November, Mary, a social worker at a health clinic in a New Hampshire border town, made a phone call to the hotline operated by Caring Unlimited. Mary told the advocate who answered her call that ...
04Sep 2012

Finding A New Start: STOP in Action in Lousiana

VAWA Helps Bring Services to Victims in Rural Louisiana (Martinville, LA).  St. Martin Parish is a largely rural community in Louisiana, and is separated in many parts by water.  Prior to July of 2000, services for domestic violence victims were very limited. With assistance from STOP VAWA funds, the New Start Center is now able to ...