Domestic Abuse: Breaking the Silence
Domestic abuse impacts everyone. It doesn’t matter what color or ethnicity you are or what your financial situation is.
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Domestic Abuse: Breaking the Silence (Part 1)
Domestic abuse impacts everyone. It doesn’t matter what color or ethnicity you are or what your financial situation is. Part 1 shares personal accounts through the eyes of a victim and a former abuser.
Hennepin County Lawyer Shares Personal Domestic Abuse Story
Heidi DeFord shared her eye-opening story of being a domestic abuse victim. She says her boyfriend’s abuse occurred as she worked to become a lawyer and then even as she prosecuted other domestic abuse cases. DeFord now works with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Read More
Domestic Violence Through the Eyes of a Former Abuser
Marshun Green is grateful to have a job. He now works with Minneapolis’ MAD DADS anti-violence program. Green also works to overcome his dark past and is getting help from a men’s support group. Read More
Domestic Abuse: Breaking the Silence (Part 2)
Domestic abuse is more than physical. It’s also mental abuse that can include name calling, isolation and manipulation. Part 2 shares perspective from a Brooklyn Park police detective who handles domestic abuse cases. We also learn about resources for victims, including support services offered by Cornerstone.
Brooklyn Park Police Detective Works to Stop Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Park police Detective Shane Husarik handles about 250 to 300 domestic abuse cases a year. Husarik says one case is one too many. He also worries about the victims who are too afraid to call. Read More
Brooklyn Center PD Forms DART to Handle Abuse Cases
Brooklyn Center police responded to nearly 2,500 domestic-related calls and made nearly 200 domestic violence-related arrests in 2018. The department formed DART (Domestic Abuse Response Team) to address issues in the community. Read More
Cornerstone Helps Rebuild Lives, Restore Hope
Cornerstone is a nonprofit that provides a network of services for victims of domestic violence. Cornerstone has offices in the Northwest Family Service Center in Brooklyn Center. It also provide support at local schools, include Osseo, Brooklyn Center and Park Center high schools. Read More