Ending Domestic and Sexual Abuse in Mississippi

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“Jeans for Justice” First Week at Link Centre A Success!

Jeans painted with messages about violence have been created by residents of northeast Mississippi from a wide variety of backgrounds and age groups in conjunction with S.A.F.E., Inc.’s  “Jeans for Justice” fund-raiser. The jeans reflect the individual artists’ feelings about violence in our community. Some jeans honor victims of violent crime, others state facts and […]

Parents Can “Break the Silence: Stop the Violence”

February is National Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, but we know that problems of abuse occur all year long. This video produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is just one of many online resources that parents, teens, teachers and friends can use to start a conversation about topics that are embarrassing, […]

Dating Violence: Online Resources for Teens and Parents

Many times, parents are concerned about their teenager’s dating relationships. They sense that something is wrong, but they don’t know how to talk about it. Unfortunately, this can sometimes end in tragedy. Elizabeth Crecente (mother of Jennifer Ann Crecente; a teen murdered by her abusive boyfriend) stated, “Even thought we were so close, I knew […]

Teen Dating Violence Prevention & Awareness Month

“Dating violence is defined by the United States Department of Justice as: “the perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within the context of dating or courtship.” This also includes dating between same sex couples, although most statistics have been gathered […]

Mississippi and the Laws on Stalking § 97-3-107

Click here to see this post on the Stalking Resource Center’s site Stalking Miss. Code Ann. § 97-3-107. Stalking. (2010) (1) (a)  Any person who purposefully engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person, or who makes a credible threat, and who knows or should know that the conduct would cause a […]

Stalking is a Crime

A PSA put together by Jessica Pelletier and Sarah Snow in conjunction with the University of Maine Safe Campus Project. “31 Days of Posts” Campaign is a part of National Stalking Awareness Month. Please re-post this message! You never know when something so simple might save someone’s life.

Stalking Among College Students

The National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics co-sponsored a nationally representative phone survey of 4,446 female students at 223 colleges and universities. The colleges and universities varied in enrollment size and location (rural, urban, suburban). A two-stage survey methodology was used. First, respondents were asked a series of “screen questions” based […]

President Obama Recognizes January 2011 as National Stalking Awareness Month

**January 2011 Proclaimed National Stalking Awareness Month** Click here to read the Presidential Proclamation January 2011 marks the eighth observance of National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM). Visit www.StalkingAwarenessMonth.org for resources to help you plan NSAM 2011 events and outreach on stalking throughout the year. You will find an interactive quiz on stalking, magnets, fact sheets, […]