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Woman killed and burned in Dutchess County NY by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health By: Elaina Athans A report of a brush fire turned into a gruesome find in Dutchess County. Our Elaina Athans was in LaGrange to tell us more about what firefighters ... Read on »
TCCC and SIA get a domestic violence victim in need free surgery! by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Tri-County Crisis Center, Inc. and Survivors in Action were successful at getting a California DV victim pro bono surgery today! Special thanks to Dr. Timothy J. ... Read on »
Tri-County Crisis Center, Inc. receives a Verizon Wireless Grant for startup by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health For immediate release Tri-County Crisis Center, Inc. is honored to announce that it has been awarded a Verizon Wireless Domestic Violence Entrepreneurship Grant. T ... Read on »
DV Reform requires a two prong approach: written by Alexis A. Moore by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health DV Reform requires a two prong approach: We not only need to strengthen the laws against violence and stalking,we also need to reach out to offer the victims some real help ... Read on »
Open Letter to Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Domestic Violence by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health AN OPEN LETTER TO LYNN ROSENTHAL, WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN On June 26, 2009, Vice President Biden named Lynn Rosenthal as White House Advisor on Viole ... Read on »
Dutchess and Ulster County: an inability to coordinate an electronic monitoring effort for a teen by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health The counties are calling this a "glitch". They are also testing their own devices on domestic offenders within the next few months. I hope they choose an active, live mon ... Read on »
Struggling as a victim of violence in NY, now struggling to advocate freely by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I'm writing this evening to clarify a few things. There are many out there trying to dig up information about me, trying to find a way to discredit me and what I do for cri ... Read on »
Domestic violence victims often unaware of victim notification system by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In 2008, Isol Cotto of Stone Ridge NY in Ulster County was gunned down in the middle of the night by her batterer, a retired officer. Isol’s abuser bailed himself out of jai ... Read on »
Sullivan County in the News again for domestic abuse, man held without bail by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I'm writing this evening to clarify a few things. There are many out there trying to dig up information about me, trying to find a way to discredit me and what I do for cr ... Read on »
Predators roam free with out of date GPS tracking devices by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health   Alison Sandy and James O'Loan From: The Courier-Mail May 25, 2011 12:00AM SEX predators in Queensland are roaming free wearing antiquated tracking devices while a ... Read on »
Dutchess County uses Madrid, Spain as a model for domestic violence prevention by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Thirty years ago I went to school with a lovely blond girl named Laura Cerna. She had bangs and a heart as big as her smile. We weren't best buds, but we certainly were f ... Read on »
Military Violence: Soldier at Fort Drum NY facing charges for domestic violence shooting by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Water Town Daily Times The wife of a 31-year-old Fort Drum soldier was discharged from Samaritan Medical Center after being treated for wounds she suffered Wednesday eve ... Read on »
Survivors in Action and Tri-County Crisis Center join forces and address the needs of the LGBT,... by Maria Phelps 7 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Survivors In Action joins New York’s Tri-County Crisis Center to push for DV REFORM -domestic violence victim resource and public policy reform helping to ensure no vic ... Read on »
Addressing Rob Rolison and the Dutchess County Legislature about GPS devices for High Risk Offenders by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Dutchess County Legislature We are concerned with the County's choice in technology (Elmo-Tech) for monitoring High Risk Offenders. The right technology is critical for t ... Read on »
Guest Writer, Tara Taylor Quinn: It Happened On Maple Street by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I’m Tara Taylor Quinn, USA Today bestselling author of fifty-six books of romance and suspense. And I’m Tara Gumser, domestic violence survivor. I’m a spokesperson for th ... Read on »
“CREAMING”: WHY MANY DV VICTIMS DON’T GET HELP by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Written by Anne Caroline Drake, MBA/JD in July 2009 http://annecarolinedrake.com/ This article is still so current. To me, it is genius. Today I’m blowing the whi ... Read on »
The Domestic Violence Reform Act (A07367): Big thanks to Assemblyman Kevin Cahill and Kristen... by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It was 2008. I had been waiting in the Orange County Court Building in Goshen NY to speak with an advocate about a restraining order I was in need of. I was divorcing ... Read on »
The Poughkeepsie Journal: The Domestic Violence Reform Act is Introduced by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health It was 2008. I had been waiting in the Orange County Court Building in Goshen NY to speak with an advocate about a restraining order I was in need of. I was divorcing ... Read on »
Suffolk County Judge Fails Victim of Domestic Violence: NYPD Commander is beaten/broken and abuser... by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health No jail for ex-cop William Fowlkes in beating of his officer wife BY BOB KAPPSTATTER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 4:00 AM A man charged w ... Read on »
Letter to the Editor: Poughkeepsie Journal reader questions the Citizens' Advisory Committee on... by Maria Phelps Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health County not doing job on violence response In response to the Valley Views, "GPS surveillance plan under review in Dutchess" (April 24), written by Leah Feldman: Global p ... Read on »