Domestic violence survivor still fighting for police accountability in one of first tests of new Cleveland citizen police review

Young person with medium skin tone, wearing their hair up. Wearing a yellow cardigan, orange tank top, and gray pants. Standing in front of a red brick building, and manicured landscaping with flowers, grass, and trees.

This story sheds light on how the stigma around mental illness can be a barrier to domestic violence survivors in the criminal justice system. At multiple stages in the process of seeking protection from her abusers, Karima McCree-Wilson faced discrimination from the police and medical professionals, and in court. From Cleveland.com:“Karima McCree-Wilson sounded exhausted as […]

The Hiding of Sexual Assault Against Females with Disabilities

Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service

(Ghana, Africa) Maame Asaabea (not her real name) is a 28-year-old physically disabled mother of twins, who was once sexually abused at her hometown. She recounts how men in her circles assumed that because she is disabled, she may not be attractive enough to be proposed to. ‚ÄúSome of the men think I need sex, […]

Technology Innovation Leading to New Public Health Perspectives

The NSW(New South Wales) Police Force attended 123,330 domestic violence events. With police reports being lengthy, it would be impossible to analyze every report individually. With the emergence of big data, we can extract certain information. “A total of 16% of domestic violence events examined had at least one mention of a mental illness for […]