Help domestic violence survivors by seeing their truth

Help domestic violence survivors by seeing their truth | Opinion Meg Baldwin, Published 8:38 a.m. ET Oct. 5, 2018 (Photo: Democrat files) This year, Domestic Violence Awareness Month arrives during an intense period of activism and national reflection on gender and power-based violence. For us, DVAM gives us an opportunity to show domestic violence survivors in…

New Office in Leon County Courthouse

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A Tallahassee organization known for helping victims of domestic violence opened it’s new space Friday. Refuge House celebrated their new office Friday, which is at the Leon County Courthouse. According to the organization, working inside the courthouse allows victims to visit them and seek assistance filing injunctions for protective orders for things…

Rape statistics show increase in reports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) – Every major crime index fell in Florida last year, with the exception of one: forcible rape. Victim advocates are applauding the increasing number of reports. Advocate Meg Baldwin says rape is the most under-reported crime in Florida and the nation. “If you take the reported number and multiply it by…