|Posted on 4/26/2018 11:11:00 AM.|
|A domestic violence firearms bill cleared a House panel
that further restricts possession of a gun by someone who is under a protective
order. Currently it’s prohibited for an abuser to have a weapon, this bill
prohibits among other things carrying a concealed weapon. |
|Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, firearms bill, homicide|
|Posted on 9/25/2017 5:40:00 PM.|
By Jeff Palermo
Once again Louisiana ranks in the top five for the rate of women who are murdered by men. The Violence Policy Center looked at the latest data available, which is 2015, and found the rate in Louisiana is double the national average and the Bayou State has the third highest rating in the country.
|Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic violence, violence policy center, Mariah Wineski, shelters, gun|
|Posted on 8/1/2017 2:08:00 PM.|
More victims are now covered under Louisiana’s domestic violence laws. Two laws take effect today that expand the statutes to include same-sax couples and dating partners. Executive Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Mariah Wineski says this extends legal protections to more victims.
|Mariah Wineski, Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence|
|Posted on 5/31/2017 11:40:00 AM.|
Two bills are heading to the Governor’s desk that seek to close loopholes in Louisiana’s domestic violence laws. One measure by New Orleans Representative Helena Moreno adds dating partners to the laws. Interim executive director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Mariah Wineski, says current laws don’t offer the same protections to couples who do not have children or live together. She says these victims need protection under the law.
|Mariah Wineski, Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Helena Moreno, Patrick Connick|
|Posted on 12/27/2016 4:18:00 AM.|
The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence has received a grant from the Allstate Foundation to set up Financial Empowerment Programs in Acadiana and Central Louisiana. Coalition interim executive director Mariah Wineski says financial abuse occurs in 99% of domestic violence cases.
|Mariah Wineski, Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, financial abuse|
|Posted on 8/13/2015 1:49:00 PM.|
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is warning against telling women to arm themselves as a form of protection from abuse. In response to the recent Geismar murder of Monica Johnson allegedly at the hands of her estranged husband, some have advocated that battered women get guns.
|Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Beth Meeks, battered women, Monica Johnson|