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Cosby Charges Demonstrate Reality of Sexual Assault
Use of alcohol and drugs, trusted status, and assumption that victims would not be believed fueled decades of abuse.

The December 30, 2015 announcement that criminal charges have been filed against Bill Cosby highlight the realities of sexual assault for many victims. Cosby was considered a trusted individual and mentor by many of his victims. Cosby used drugs and alcohol to perpetrate his acts. Cosby assumed that his status and persona would result in victims not being believed if they did report his assaults.

 

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Enough is Enough
NFL Continues to Drop the Ball on Domestic Violence

Friday afternoon, chilling and disgusting photos were released of injuries suffered when Greg Hardy, a NFL player with the Dallas Cowboys, brutally beat his then-girlfriend. 

And what’s more disturbing, he is still playing and ESPN reports that both Hardy and the Cowboys have declined to comment on the photos.

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WEAVE Honors Elk Grove Police Department
Community Partnership Award Recognizes DVRT Program

WEAVE has named the Elk Grove Police Department as a 2015 recipient of its Community Partnership Award. The award will be presented to Chief Robert Lehner and department personnel during a public reception on Thursday, October 22. The reception will be held at the Flaming Grill Café at 2513 West Taron Court, Elk Grove CA 95757. The event will begin at 5:30  pm with award presentation at 6 pm. The public is invited to attend.

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Financial Abuse
Research demonstrates value of financial literacy education

Research regarding the impact of financial literacy education for domestic violence survivors was recently released by Rutgers University School of Social Work. The research examined a financial empowerment program developed by the Allstate Foundation and National Network to End Domestic Violence. An article in the Huffington Post highlighted the findings and the devastation of financial abuse.