Living in the Shadow of Men

Within the past week: A man in north Alabama shot and killed his wife and then himself. An Oregon man beat his wife to death, shot his three children in the head, set their home on fire and then killed himself. A Texas plumber shot and killed his wife and her elderly father, then set their home […]

Her Name was Kristen

Her name is Kristen, and last Tuesday she was murdered, allegedly by her estranged bigamist husband and his other wife. Kristen was 9 months pregnant when she was killed. Also killed were her 8-year-old son Clayton, 1-year-old nephew Eli, and her mother Jean. At the time of their murders, Kristen had a protection-from-abuse order against […]

1825 Children Every Day

Every 47 seconds in the United States, a child is confirmed to have been abused or neglected; 80% of those children are victims of neglect. Infants and toddlers are most likely to be victims of abuse or neglect. Nearly 40% of those victims will receive no post-investigative services or support. (Children’s Legal Defense Fund’s 2014 […]