News of the Week

A weekly roundup of family violence-related stories from across the web.

Clarence Thomas Breaks 10-Year Silence to Question Domestic Violence Gun Ban

"The question came at the end of the justices’ question time in Voisine v. United States, a case in which two Maine men convicted of domestic violence are claiming that they should be exempt from the Lautenberg Amendment's prohibition." —The Trace

This tattoo artist helps heal victims of domestic violence and self-harm

"Each situation is different: he's tattooed over scars from violence, fixed a tattoo that was ruined from self-inflicted wounds, and created new tattoos for victims who don't have scars." —Today

Sex Abuse, Drugs, Lack of Food Pose 'Immediate Risk' to Kids at State-Funded Group Homes

"[T]he Investigative Unit found evidence of 815 violations at Bay Area group homes that posed an "immediate risk" to children and teens over the past five years." —NBC Bay Area

China Makes Domestic Abuse an Actual Crime

"Starting Tuesday, victims will be able to get restraining orders against their abusers, sometimes forcing them out of the home. " —New York Magazine