2016 FJC Fundraising Breakfast Video

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Lockport domestic violence victim pushing to keep charges against aggressor

Heather Grimmer from Lockport is now fighting to make sure charges are not dropped in a domestic violence case against her ex-boyfriend and former co-worker (William) Scott Leffler. READ or WATCH the full story at WKBW.com. 

Domestic Violence Advocate (FULL TIME POSITION)

SUMMARY:

As an employee providing direct services to Family Justice Center clients (victims of domestic violence and abuse) the Domestic Violence Advocate plays an important role in completing safety planning, crisis intervention, discussing options and making referrals to services. Advocates may be required to cover shifts at multiple locations: Amherst, Orchard Park, and downtown Buffalo.   (more…)

Digital assistants and the reliability during a crisis

Relationship program beneficial to teenagers

While National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is in October, domestic violence and abusive relationships aren’t something that stop once an awareness campaign is over. People should be aware of its existence in our community every month of the year. (more…)

Experts: SUNY Geneseo deaths could have been prevented

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Local Experts Say Obama’s Executive Order is a Good First Step

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Whenever a scene like this begins to unfold, Ken Houseknecht has come to expect it.

“It’s unfortunate that almost every time in this country that we ever have a conversation about mental health, including this time, it’s always linked with guns and violence,” said Houseknecht, Erie County Mental Health Association Executive Director. “Really all that does is perpetuate a lot of stereotypes and a lot of stigma.”

Watch or Read the full story from Time Warner Cable News.

Manager forces domestic violence victim to leave work

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Why We Stayed – Video

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Local advocate weighs-in on #BlackDotCampaign

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