Tag Archives: domestic violence

Across Richmond, domestic violence is on the rise. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Video: A domestic violence program struggles to keep doors open despite rising reports of abuse

In the past year alone, domestic violence centers and organizations say they have seen an increase in the number of victims that they assist. The rise has posed problems for some organizations, because of a...
In an effort to raise money for their domestic violence program that helps victims, the Latina Center held a Gran Kermes event at their center on Saturday, Oct. 29. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Nonprofit helping victims of domestic violence holds fundraiser, faces funding gap

The Latina Center on Barrett Avenue offered up lively mariachi performances, elotes and pozole at last Saturday’s “Gran Kermes,” an event organized to raise money for the nonprofit organization’s ¡Ya Basta! program, which assists local...
Men of Merit Award recipients from Contra Costa County stand together and pledge to combat domestic violence in the community. Photo by Angeline Bernabe.

Annual “Men of Merit” ceremony honors men taking a stand against violence

Contra Costa County held its 11th annual “Men of Merit” awards ceremony at the Richmond Police Activities League last week, featuring author and activist Tony Porter as keynote speaker.
Image courtesy of the California Victim Compensation Program.

Local organizations raise awareness about resources for domestic violence victims

At a time when an NFL scandal has propelled the issue into the national spotlight, several agencies and nonprofits are making Richmond a priority for domestic violence intervention. Federal dollars awarded to Contra Costa County...
STAND! organization's logo from the front of its building

Domestic Violence in Richmond

More than 12 million men and women were victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and Richmond hasn’t...

Budget cuts cut court interpreters

After the Contra Costa Superior Court decided last month to adopt a plan that cuts $7 million from its annual budget, it will no longer pay for interpreters in domestic violence cases beyond this fall.