ABA Journal

Domestic & Sexual Violence

20 ABA Journal Domestic & Sexual Violence articles.

Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M child-abuse case, court rules

The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $35 million judgment against Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to report that one of its members had been sexually abusing children for years.

Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying to strangle magistrate girlfriend

A Houston-area attorney was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday after being accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend—a county magistrate—last summer.

Deputy city attorney and his family died in murder-suicide, authorities say

A Los Angeles deputy city attorney allegedly shot and killed his wife and son and fired at his daughter before turning the gun on himself at their Northridge, California, home Wednesday.

Same-sex couples aren’t afforded equal abuse protections in this state

If the woman known as M.E. had lived with her girlfriend in North Carolina, she could have gotten significant legal protection once their relationship turned abusive. She would also have…

AG Barr announces funding, future plans to address public safety crisis in rural Alaska

A month after U.S. Attorney General William Barr visited Alaska to investigate the high rates of sexual assault and family violence and low police presence in rural communities, he has declared a law enforcement emergency in the state.