Press release from Women’s Commission:
The Pima County / Tucson Women’s Commission recently released a new and revised Resource Guide on Domestic Abuse, Assault and Violence made possible through a $5,000 grant from Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall’s office. The funds for its printing came from seizure of criminals funds and not taxpayer dollars. Attorneys at Southern Arizona Legal Aid spent much time checking the document’s accuracy. Jan Vasilius of Kaimas Foundation was also a sponsor.
The guide will be distributed to various city, county and law enforcement agencies, as well as hospital emergency rooms. A PDF of the guide will be available at person-pimatucsonwomen.org. The Women’s Commission is a 501c (3) organization dependent on donations to continue its work. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Pima County / Tucson Women’s Commission, 240 N. Court Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701.
This Guide is available online at: http://pimatucsonwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/DV-Guide-Final-2012.pdf.
It is a a very comprehensive 50 page guide full of resources for a person seeking assistance from any domestic violence situation, whether married, in a partnership or dating, straight or gay. Having worked in this field for a number of years first as a staff attorney for an Americorps DV victims project, then as a DV Commissioner & Interim Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission, I can attest to the seriousness of domestic abuse, and how difficult it is to leave the abuser.
Kudos to the Pima County Tucson Women’s Commission for making this guide available in our community.
And don’t forget about tonight’s “Stand Up to Stop Violence” show at the Fox Tucson Theatre at 7 p.m. Click here for previous blog post about that stand up comedy show, which benefits Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse.