domestic violence http://michiganradio.org en How online technologies influence domestic violence http://michiganradio.org/post/how-online-technologies-influence-domestic-violence <div><p>Domestic violence is something that reaches every corner of American life.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence tells us that 85% of the people who suffer violence at the hands of an intimate partner are women.</span></p><p>One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s 1.3 million women each and every year.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And most of these women have mobile phones, computers, </span>facebook<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pages, or some kind of an online presence.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The presence of these information communication&nbsp;</span>technologies presents<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;ever-growing challenges to a survivor trying to stay well away from an abusive partner.</span></p><p>Just how do these technologies influence interpersonal violence?</p><p>Jill&nbsp;Dimond&nbsp;is a computer science graduate from the University of Michigan. After she earned her PhD at Georgia Tech, she focused her efforts on what she calls "Human Centered Computing."</p><p>That includes forming a worker-owner technology cooperative called <a href="http://sassafras.coop/">Sassafras Tech Collective</a> helping social justice groups, non-profits, artists and others with web and app design and development.</p><p>For more information on online safety for survivors of domestic abuse, go to the <a href="http://nnedv.org/">National Network to End Domestic Violence</a>.</p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">*Listen to the audio above.</em></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:27:58 +0000 Stateside Staff 16210 at http://michiganradio.org How online technologies influence domestic violence ACLU seeks to prevent eviction of domestic violence victim http://michiganradio.org/post/aclu-seeks-prevent-eviction-domestic-violence-victim <p>The American Civil Liberties Union and the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan&nbsp; have asked the Inkster Housing Commission to drop its effort to evict a pregnant woman from one of its apartments. They say the Commission is evicting her because of domestic violence she has suffered while a tenant.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:42:24 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15562 at http://michiganradio.org ACLU seeks to prevent eviction of domestic violence victim How to provide for those in need when budgets are being cut http://michiganradio.org/post/how-provide-those-need-when-budgets-are-being-cut <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It&#39;s the crunch that service groups all over Michigan are facing: funding is shrinking, even as demand for services is rising.</span></p><p>We wanted to see how these budget cuts are hitting service groups. What has the cost been in terms of the help they&#39;re able to offer to their community? And what strategies have they come up with to help close that gap?</p><p>Barbara&nbsp;Niess-May&nbsp;joined us today. She&#39;s the executive director of the&nbsp;SafeHouse&nbsp;Center in Ann Arbor. It&#39;s the only place in&nbsp;Washtenaw&nbsp;County that focuses on helping survivors of domestic violence.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p></div><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:32:23 +0000 Stateside Staff 14462 at http://michiganradio.org How to provide for those in need when budgets are being cut MSU study finds victims of dating violence earn less later in life http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-finds-victims-dating-violence-earn-less-later-life <p>A new Michigan State University study finds adolescent victims of dating violence pay a price later in life.</p><p></p><p>About one in three people between the ages of 14 and 20 say they've been of victims of dating violence.</p><p></p><p>The MSU research shows dating violence tended to limit women’s education</p><p></p><p>As a consequence, the women earned less money and saw less growth in their income.</p><p></p><p>MSU researcher Adrienne Adams says the study’s findings show the need for early intervention.</p><p></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:53:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14219 at http://michiganradio.org MSU study finds victims of dating violence earn less later in life Prosecutor reviewing warrant against state Treasurer Andy Dillon http://michiganradio.org/post/prosecutor-reviewing-warrant-against-state-treasurer-andy-dillon <p>REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A spokeswoman says the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is considering whether to charge state Treasurer Andy Dillon with assaulting his ex-wife.<br><br>Office spokeswoman Maria Miller told The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press on Friday that a warrant request was submitted by Redford Township police.<br><br>Carol Dillon accuses her ex-husband of "assaultive behavior" while drunk at her township home on July 13. Andy Dillon's attorney, James Harrington III, says the complaint is "without merit."<br> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 19:13:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14038 at http://michiganradio.org Prosecutor reviewing warrant against state Treasurer Andy Dillon Stateside for Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-may-21st-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It took an intense campaign in Michigan in 2008 to get voters to approve proposal 2, allowing embryonic stem-cell research.</span></p><p>On today's show we talk to a neurologist leading the nation’s first clinical trial of stem cell injections in patients with the deadly degenerative disease ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.</p><p>And, there is no shortage of articles, quotes, and news stories telling us what politicians, business titans and other leaders think of Michigan and its future.</p><p>But what about what tomorrow’s leaders think?</p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:54:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 12666 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 Shifting attitudes about domestic violence http://michiganradio.org/post/shifting-attitudes-about-domestic-violence <p>University of Michigan researcher Rachael Pierotti took a closer look at the global attitudes about domestic violence. What she's discovered seems to point to a major shift in the way people around the world think of domestic violence.</p><p>Pierotti is a graduate student in sociology at U of M and a PhD candidate. Her study was published in the American Sociological Review. She joined us today in the studio to discuss her findings.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:52:42 +0000 Stateside Staff 12667 at http://michiganradio.org Shifting attitudes about domestic violence Safe at Home (Part 3): Women who use force http://michiganradio.org/post/safe-home-part-3-women-who-use-force <p><em>October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At Michigan Radio we have been looking at how domestic violence affects our community, and what programs there are for survivors and abusers that keep people safe at home.</em></p><p>Often, discussions about domestic abuse focus on men who use violence. The National Institute of justice <a href="http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/measuring.htm">reports</a> that 90 percent of &quot;systematic, persistent, and injurious&quot; violence against an intimate partner is committed by men. But what about female aggressors?</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:31:33 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 4562 at http://michiganradio.org Safe at Home (Part 3): Women who use force Safe at Home (Part 2): Stopping men who batter http://michiganradio.org/post/safe-home-part-2-stopping-men-who-batter <p>October is domestic violence awareness month. At Michigan Radio, we are taking a look at how domestic violence impacts our communities.</p><p>What support and intervention programs are in place to assist those impacted by domestic violence?</p><p>We have already spoken with the Director of Safe House Center in Ann Arbor, which provides assistance to those impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault.</p><p>Now we want to look at the other side of the equation. Jenn White, host of Michigan Radio&rsquo;s All Things Considered, speaks with David Garvin, Senior Director at Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. &nbsp;</p><p>Garvin manages the Alternatives to Domestic Aggression (ADA) program, a 52 week batterer intervention program that specializes in changing the behavior patterns of men who abuse their intimate partners. Typically, men who participate in the program have been court ordered to do so.</p><p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:26:25 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 4545 at http://michiganradio.org Safe at Home (Part 2): Stopping men who batter Safe at Home (Part 1): Support for survivors of domestic violence http://michiganradio.org/post/safe-home-part-1-support-survivors-domestic-violence <p>October is domestic violence awareness month. At Michigan Radio, we are taking a look at how domestic violence impacts our communities.</p><p>We are also looking at the support and intervention programs in place to assist those impacted by domestic violence.</p><p>Safe House Center is one such support organization. It provides assistance to those affected by domestic violence or sexual assault.</p><p>Jenn White, host of Michigan Radio&rsquo;s All Things Considered, talks with Barbara Niess, director of Safe House Center in Ann Arbor.</p><p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:01:05 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 4515 at http://michiganradio.org Safe at Home (Part 1): Support for survivors of domestic violence