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Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Delaware) is cosponsoring a bill to renew funding to support domestic abuse victims.


The Family Violence Prevention Services Act has been funneling federal dollars into domestic abuse programs since 1984.



October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Nearly one in four women, and one in nine men, will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



For survivors of domestic violence, money management doesn’t always come easy.

Agencies that provide shelter and services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims are among those who face funding cuts in Gov John Carney’s proposed budget cuts.

Many reporting abuse in the First State may find the resources that they need aren’t available.


As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, one group is trying to highlight those gaps in services.

Domestic violence bill heads to Senate floor

Jun 10, 2015
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Second Amendment rights groups failed to keep a bill broadening Delaware’s domestic violence statute from moving ahead in the state Senate.

Foundation honors legacy of Beau Biden

Jun 2, 2015

A new charity fund has been formed to honor the memory and work of Beau Biden, who died Saturday after a losing battle with brain cancer.
The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children is being created by Beau’s wife Hallie and the Delaware Community Foundation to raise money for children affected by domestic violence and abuse.
While serving as state attorney general, Biden considered a 2010 run for the US Senate seat vacated by his father in 2008, but decided against that so he could better focus on the prosecution of child molester Earl Bradley.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ 8) is throwing her support behind proposed domestic violence legislation in Delaware.

Giffords plans to address the state Senate in Dover Thursday, advocating for a bill that would prevent alleged domestic abusers from possessing a gun.