In 2018, a Denver-based domestic violence Latina shelter, known as Latina Safehouse, helped 150 clients escape their abusive partners. In 2019, the number already topped 300 with more than 6 months left to go. This safehouse is a nonprofit organization that specializes in serving domestic violence victims who are refugees or who are living in the United States illegally. The group’s director said that one particular domestic violence threat has been on the rise: the fear of deportation. Continue reading
In May, an Arapahoe County jury convicted a Colorado Uber driver of unlawful sexual contact. By all accounts, the driver sexually assaulted a female passenger in his vehicle. However, he was not convicted of sexual assault because of a procedural issue.
According to court testimony, the Uber driver picked up a woman in November of 2017. He stopped the car and fondled her, penetrated her with his fingers and then ejaculated on her. The story of the Colorado Uber Driver Convicted of Misdemeanor Sex Crime . Continue reading
Restraining orders—or protection orders—often occur during a family law matter, such as divorce or child custody, or as a result of a domestic violence situation. Once a restraining order is in place, it can be a burdensome process to deal with the order as well as to have the order canceled. A restraining order can do the following: Continue reading
According to collegefctual.com, the University of Colorado Boulder reported 3,283 incidents involving students on or near campus in 2017. Of the 2,795 colleges and universities which reported crime and safety data, 2,793 reported fewer incidents than this. A college student who is accused of a crime can see the effects of that arrest and/or conviction for a very long time. In addition to criminal penalties, a college student could be subject to college disciplinary proceedings, which could potentially result in suspension or expulsion. A student arrested on drug charges or for a violent crime could possibly lose eligibility for federal student loans as well and may even find that certain career choices are no longer available. Continue reading
According to New Hope.org, most domestic violence incidents in Colorado are never reported, yet one in four women will experience an instance of domestic violence during her lifetime. Women between the ages of 20 and 24 are those at the greatest risk of becoming a victim of domestic violence and women of all ages are more likely to be injured in a domestic violence incident than in car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Sadly, domestic violence often escalates into murder—every year one in three women who are victims of homicide were murdered by a current spouse or partner or a former spouse or partner. Continue reading