NINTH Annual Chick Ball July 20, 2013 at Hal and Mal’s

Our annual Chick Ball in the works for July 20, 2013 at Hal and Mal’s. This is the NINTH year the Jackson Free Press has charitably and skillfully organized this wonderful event to benefit our domestic violence/sexual assault shelter in the Metro-Area. As I’m sure you are aware, domestic violence occurrences continue to rise in […]

SB 2631 Domestic Violence Task Force Bill

Executive Director Sandy Middleton and Senator Melanie Sojourner with Governor Phil Bryant at the signing of Senate Bill 2631, which establishes the formation of a task force to update laws and policies governing domestic violence shelters. Signed on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 will go into effect immediately

Tackling Human Trafficking in Mississippi

Trafficking of human beings–for sex or for labor–affects everyday people we all might encounter. It may be the woman who did your nails last week, who was lured with promises of a better life in America, or it could be your neighbor’s daughter who was blackmailed with photos she doesn’t want her parents to see. […]

Lawmakers aim to raise human trafficking penalties

Mississippi lawmakers are seeking to tighten the state’s laws against human trafficking. Judiciary committees Tuesday approved House Bill 673 and Senate Bill 2719. The measures are meant to raise penalties and tighten rules against forcing someone to work against their will. It especially aims to crack down on forced prostitution of girls under 18. “Mississippi […]

A Domestic Violence Offenders Program is Working in Clinton

A Domestic Violence Offenders Program is Working in Clinton: Studies show that 1 in 4 women in the U.S. have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner. MPB’s Lawayne Childrey reports on a program in Clinton, Mississippi that holds domestic offenders accountable. The Clinton Police Department in Hinds County has seen its […]

Eighth Annual JFP Chick Ball 2012

Eighth Annual JFP Chick Ball The fundraising event benefits the Center for Violence Prevention, and this year’s goal is to start a rape crisis center. For ages 18 and up. Seeking sponsors, auction donations and volunteers now. When: Saturday, July 28, 5 p.m. Where: Hal and Mal’s, Jackson Cost: $5 Age limit: Not available Contact […]

Masquerade Party 2012

Masquerade Pary September 20, 2012 The south Warehouse Gallery 627 E Silas Brown, Jackson, MS 39201   You can purchase tickets at: http://cvpmaskparty-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1 About The Center for Violence PreventionA 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization (EIN 581959108) Masquerade Party 2012 Flyer Serving Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault The collateral damage from domestic violence has a […]

Barbour to DV Victims: ‘You Can’t Trust Us’

Barbour to DV Victims: ‘You Can’t Trust Us’ R.L. Nave Haley Barbour bows his head in prayer during today’s inauguration of Gov. Phil Bryant. Barbour reportedly dodged questions from the media, saying today was about Bryant. by Ronni Mott January 10, 2012 Also see: JFP Domestic Abuse Archive and 2008 investigation of Barbour’s domestic pardons. […]

A Wish List for DV Legislation

A Wish List for DV Legislation Andy Childers by Ronni Mott January 4, 2012 With all the new faces in the Mississippi Legislature this year, advocates for new and strengthened laws to protect victims of domestic violence are being non-committal about the specific legislation they plan to introduce during this year’s session. Women’s advocates all […]

Anti-Domestic Violence Advocates Hope to Crack Down on Offenders

Anti-Domestic Violence Advocates  Hope to Crack Down on Offenders Published by Daniel Cherry on 12 Dec 2011 06:22pm Anti-domestic violence advocates are getting tough on those who commit abuse. MPB’s Daniel Cherry reports how officials are using one Mississippi city’s approach as an example of how to reform offenders. The Center for Violence Prevention gave […]