Stories tagged with: Response

October 29, 2010 - 5:04pm
5 years 39 weeks ago

An organization that helps battered women and provides children with resources is receiving its own help.

The Thompkins Child and Adolescent Center and Response recently received a $15,000 Community Development Block Grant through county commissioners to pave their parking lot, which before was nothing but gravel.

"Response serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and Thompkins serves adolescents, children, so we're going to be able to help them even more now...

March 12, 2010 - 6:20pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

There is now a new legal option available for juveniles in abusive relationships.

The Ohio senate unamiously passed House Bill 10 which allows juvenile court judges to issue protection orders for youths under the age of eighteen.

"Abuse is on the increase, dating violence is increasing over the last several years and we are sending a message that there is help and protection for them," says Janie Malloy from Response.

House Bill 10 is being named...

December 30, 2009 - 5:38pm
6 years 30 weeks ago

Response Victim Assistance is celebrating a birthday.

It's been serving the community for 20 years and wanted to thank everyone for their support.

"Ideally, in a perfect world, it would be nice to have no violence, but at least our doors are open. Our agency is here to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, " says program manager Janie Malloy.

This time of year brings about more domestic violence cases.

"It's very stressful on a lot of...

December 28, 2009 - 5:31pm
6 years 30 weeks ago

The RESPONSE Victim Assistance program is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the public is invited to attend.

On Wednesday December 30 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. they will hold an open house in their office at 1175 Newark Road in Zanesville.

Director Janie Malloy says she hopes people coming to the celebration will learn about the services RESPONSE can
offer to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

"Unfortunately abuse is on the rise, that there...

October 15, 2009 - 7:22pm
6 years 41 weeks ago

October is National Domestic Violence Month, symbolized by the color purple. Recent statistics suggest one out of every four women is a victim of domestic violence.

Janie Malloy at Response Victim Assistance says women need to leave violent situations, but they need to take extra precautions.

"A woman needs to, if she is leaving a situation probably call law enforcement. They will escort her to a shelter, so we usually depend on law enforcement to somehow get to a...

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