Survivor shares story for domestic violence awareness month

Cheektowaga Council calls for Rogowski to resign, threatens lawsuit

A resolution calling for the resignation of Councilman James P. Rogowski was approved Tuesday by the Cheektowaga Town Board. Rogowski, who pleaded guilty Sept. 5 to a misdemeanor in connection with a domestic violence incident earlier this year, vehemently objected to the resolution. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.

Voices Ending Violence Breakfast

Voices Ending Violence Breakfast

It isn’t just about a free breakfast – it’s about sharing a meal with others who care about a strong community of people living abuse-free lives.

It isn’t just about hearing stories of people who have experienced domestic abuse– it’s about listening and understanding how to communicate and educate your family, friends and co-workers about healthy relationships.

It isn’t about writing a donation check – it’s about making a gift from the heart that just might save a life.

It isn’t about just one voice – it is about the power of adding your voice with ours and others who will tirelessly work to end violence.

Please join us: Friday June 8, 2018 (Registration begins at 7:30 AM) Program 8 -9 AM at the Buffalo Convention Center 153 Franklin Street,

Please rsvp to Monique Watts at or by calling 716-558-5295

Getting a loved one help to safely get out of an abusive relationship

“A time of reckoning” as Schneiderman resigns

Judge Bloch Rodwin Honored with Lois Haight Award of Excellence

Judge Bloch Rodwin Honored with Lois Haight Award of Excellence

A smiling Erie County Family Court Judge Lisa Block Rodwin (standing) poses with Eighth Judicial District Administrative Judge Paula Feroleto, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Murphy and President/CEO Jewish Family Service Marlene Schillinger following an announcement by Congressman Brian Higgins that packed the room with Judge Rodwin’s colleagues, friends and family members. They were invited to hear Higgins sing the praises of Judge Rodwin, selected by the U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus for a national award: the Lois Haight Award of Excellence and Innovation.”

Judge Bloch Rodwin accepted the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Among her many accomplishments, Judge Bloch Rodwin was the founder and first Board President of the Family Justice Center. Invited to speak at the local press conference, the Family Justice Center’s Murphy praised ‘Judge Lisa’ for her passion and commitment to changing the system for victims of domestic violence and abuse. Said Murphy, “Judge Rodwin continues as a strong partner and mentor of the Family Justice Center. Her brainpower, compassion, energy, sense of humor, and determination to positively touch lives and deliver justice is downright extraordinary.”