Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – Domestic Violence

Brian Skinner Domestic Violence, Legislation
Domestic violence

By Brian Skinner, Esq. The 85th West Virginia Legislature spent little time on domestic violence issues during its first regular session. Although, several bills were introduced to strengthen the state’s response to domestic violence, few received any consideration and only one was enacted. House Bill 2830, passed by the legislature and approved by Governor on …Read More

EPEC director awarded advocacy award by W.Va. Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Brian Skinner Domestic Violence

The Journal — By Breanna Francis — Oct 28, 2020  MARTINSBURG β€” Awarded for her dedication to raising awareness and advocating for the rights of every person regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or financial status, Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center Director Katie Spriggs was named one of two Diane Reese Advocacy Award winners statewide. According to …Read More

Gov. Justice Awards $17.3 Million in Victims of Crime Act Grants to 84 Agencies Across West Virginia

Brian Skinner Domestic Violence

10/23/2020 CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today at the beginning of his COVID-19 briefing that he has awarded $17,301,804 in Victims of Crime Act Assistance (VOCA) sub-grant funds to 84 public and private non-profit agencies throughout the state. β€œWe need to help victims of violent crime in every way we possibly can,” Gov. Justice said. …Read More

Marion Co., West Virginia, Commission proclaims October Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Brian Skinner Domestic Violence

The Fairmont News — By John Mark Shaver — October 8, 2020 FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News) β€” The Marion County Commission officially proclaimed October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month during its Wednesday meeting, hoping to spread awareness for action that those in abusive relationships can take. The proclamation is made by the commission every October, …Read More

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