Entries by CAWS North Dakota

In The Wake Of #MeToo, More Victims Seek Help For Repressed Trauma

Original post by Sarah McCammon (NPR)| December 27, 2017 12:10 PM ET In Norfolk,Va. the YWCA South Hampton Roads’s crisis counselors have been answering calls on a 24-hour hotline that serves the region in southeast Virginia. They help victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and related types of abuse find shelter, counseling, and other services. “[We’re hearing from] […]

Fargo Police Chief David Todd featured in NYT Opinion Video on Gun Rights and Domestic Violence

FARGO – Fargo Police Chief David Todd has entered the gun debate on the national stage. In a video on The New York Times’ website and Facebook page, Todd shares his views on gun rights and gun control, and discusses the death of officer Jason Moszer. “Even as a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, I have […]

ND SAVIN System to be Renovated

Original article by Daniela Hurtado (KFYR-TV) | Dec 08, 2017 BISMARCK, N.D. – Most crime victims want to know the status of the case against the accused. North Dakota’s statewide automated victim information and notification system or “SAVIN” provides that kind of information. SAVIN has seen updates in the last three months because of Marsy’s law, which is […]

Which domestic abusers will go on to commit murder? This one act offers a clue.

Article by Rachel Louise Snyder (Washington Post) | November 16, 2017   In 2012, while stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Devin Patrick Kelley assaulted his wife and stepson. Kelley was subsequently convicted of domestic violence and released early from the Air Force. One important detail of the attack: In addition to fracturing the child’s […]

Hoeven Introduces Bipartisan SURVIVE Act for Tribal Victim Services

Sep 27, 2017 WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today introduced S. 1870, the Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victim Empowerment (SURVIVE) Act of 2017. The legislation will improve public safety in tribal communities and strengthen resources for Indian victims of crime. The SURVIVE Act, which is […]

Planning underway for 2nd annual Race to Zero 5K!

BISMARCK— Planning for the second annual Race to Zero: Run/Walk for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention is underway and registration is now open. The 5K event is intended to raise public awareness about sexual violence throughout the lifespan as well as military sexual trauma. This year, Race to Zero will take place on Saturday, April […]

Where Do YOU Stand?

It’s Monday morning at work. One of your co-workers, Dave, keeps texting his ex. They broke up a few weeks ago and it seemed OK, but now Dave is becoming consumed with trying to revive this relationship. You respect your co-worker but know he’s crossing the line with his behavior. You say, “Dave, he’s not […]