How To Join CAVNET

Founded by Marc Dubin, Esq., former Special Counsel to the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women, CAVNET (Communities Against Violence Network) serves to bring together experts and advocates addressing violence against women, human rights, suicide, school violence, bullying, and crime victims with disabilities. We are a partner with Lifetime Television's End Violence Against Women Project and a recipient of a Ms. Foundation grant.To join, send a resume or brief bio to Marc Dubin, Esq, Executive Director, at Marc may also be contacted by cell phone at 305-896-3000. See Follow Marc on Twitter:@ADAExpertise

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Firearms & Domestic Violence - Assessing the Risk

"Campbell, et al. (2003) found that women who were threatened or assaulted with a gun or other weapon were 20 times more likely than other women to be murdered. Women whose partners threatened them with murder were 15 times more likely than other women to be killed. When a gun was in the house, an abused woman was six times more likely than other abused women to be killed. Although drug abuse or serious alcohol abuse is related to an increased risk to a woman’s safety, threats to kill, extreme jealousy, attempts to choke, and forced sex present a higher risk (Sharps, Campbell, Campbell, Gary, & Webster, 2001). Any past attempt to strangle or choke a woman is a risk factor for severe or fatal violence. Other risk factors include when a couple separates, jealousy/possessiveness on the part of the abuser, and threats to kill the victim (Websdale, 2000)."


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