Anyone working in this field knows that 1) less than 1/3 of women report domestic violence to the police, and 2) those that do report domestic violence typically only do so after multiple episodes and increasing severity. That first offense reported is unlikely the first offense occurring, and any injury from domestic violence should be viewed seriously.
Like many clients, Susan came to our Restraining Order Clinic because someone told her she “needed to get a restraining order.” Susan’s husband, also the father of her two children, had recently assaulted her. Susan fled to a domestic violence shelter with her children. Susan felt scared, overwhelmed, and angry. But when Susan met with… Read More Susan’s Story – Access to Justice
One of Center for Community Solutions’ best kept secrets is the historical significance of its past. In fact, CCS began as The Center for Women’s Studies (CWSS): a seven component political, educational, and service organization founded in 1969 at San Diego State University and spearheaded by Carol Council and Joyce Nower. CWSS was the first-ever women’s center to open its doors in Southern California.… Read More Center for Community Solutions: A Groundbreaking Beginning