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. 

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


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


Local advocate weighs-in on #BlackDotCampaign


New law extends protections for sex-assault victims

ALBANY, N.Y. — Restraining orders against those who commit sexual assaults against family members will soon last through their probation periods, according to a new state law. Read the Full Story from WGRZ.com.

Kenmore woman, helping a friend cope with domestic violence, is fatally shot

Kenmore native Lindy Mosler Dobbins, 39, died doing what she always did best – helping those in need, said a friend in a Facebook fundraising post.

Dobbins, who graduated from Kenmore West High School and Erie Community College, was fatally shot Thursday morning along with her friend Amanda Colley in a home in St. Augustine, Fla., according to published reports.

READ THE FULL STORY –  by Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich, The Buffalo News

Teen accused of using cell phone to stalk ex-girlfriend