[Vision2020] Domestic violence

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue May 22 15:02:32 PDT 2007

Here are a couple bills that did not make it through our "family values"
based state legislature.


H0172 which would have provided address confidentiality of victims of abuse





H0163 that would have required criminal background checks of child day care



While Sitler is "supervised" by the same P&P that was responsible for the
supervision of Jason Hamilton.


Sleep well tonight, Moscow.  Your state legislature is.


Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho




From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Art Deco
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 2:08 PM
To: Vision 2020
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Domestic violence


Ellen, Keely, et al,


Here is one part of many in dealing with domestic violence:


Often the abuser in a domestic violence is the person who provides the
family income.  If the abuser is sent to jail, then the family suffers the
lost income during the provider's incarceration.  If the abuser is only
fined, that too takes much needed family income.  Sometimes going to jail
leads to the provider's/abuser's losing their job which has two effects: (1)
long-term loss of family income and (2) increased resentment and hostility,
which increases the probability of further violence.


The abused, even if they have the will, find it difficult to leave a
relationship where they are economically dependent upon the abuser.  The
more children in the family, the more difficult for the abused to leave this
kind of situation.


I think that there are possible solutions, but it is a hard very difficult
problem to solve.  Perhaps Andreas can outline the strategies the
organization he works for uses to deal with this aspect of the problem.



----- Original Message ----- 

From: Ellen <mailto:gussie443 at hotmail.com>  Roskovich 

To: vision2020 at moscow.com 

Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 12:04 PM

Subject: [Vision2020] Domestic violence


Everyone:  We all need to take a long, hard look at domestic violence.
After the tragic events of this past weekend I think most of us realize we
either know, work with, have a friend or family member who is, in some way,
a victim of abuse.  


I thank Keely for opening the door to dialogue. . . we need to discuss this


I personally know how frustrating it is to have someone you care about
abused over and over again.


You reach out. . . the door is slammed in your face.  A wall of denial is
built higher and higher.  You try to keep communication open.  There's
promises made. . . and broken. So many times you finally lose count.   


What is a person to do?


Ellen Roskovich





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