A weekly roundup of family violence-related stories from across the web.
"PTSD, other mental health issues, and/or substance use did not cause Track to attack, abuse and terrorize his girlfriend. These were deliberate acts of power and control; they were clearly acts of domestic violence." —National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
“[W]hat is special is the college taking the additional step of training staff to use the Lethality Assessment Program*, a series of 11 yes-or-no questions to determine the victim's level of physical danger in real time.” —Carroll County Times
*STAND! began using the Lethality Assessment Program as well in October 2015
“'The emphasis has been on this not affecting violent offenders, but I think most members of the public would be surprised at what qualifies as a nonviolent offense under the penal code,' McGrath said. 'Domestic violence, driving under the influence that causes death, residential burglary — these would be eligible for early release.'” —SF Gate