With more states issuing shelter-in-place orders in response to the pandemic, people experiencing domestic violence can find themselves in uncomfortable and even dangerous situations. For many people, home is the least safe place to be. On this episode, we talk to Shannon Barry, executive director at Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS), and Ryan Poe-Gavlinski, director of […]
Police say a murder suicide happened in Madison over the weekend, after a couple was found shot dead in their home. Police say they suspect James Tony Sykes shot his girlfriend Sherry Sheree Waller before turning the gun on himself. Shannon Barry says this apparent domestic violence related homicide highlights the need for services for […]
Counties across Wisconsin will get new training to help survivors of domestic violence. That’s thanks to a $.5 million grant from the state government, announced today. The non-profit End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin will be receiving more than $500,000 to evaluate when domestic abuse situations will prove deadly. The Lethality Assessment Program is already used by […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Bob Jacobson interviews studio guests Ken Taylor, Executive Director of Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and Linda Ketcham, Executive Director of Madison Area Urban Ministry (MUM) regarding a new Kids Count report on the impact on children of having incarcerated parents and about work MUM is doing to address the problem […]
If I leave my abusive relationship, what will happen to my dog? Questions like this are familiar to volunteers with Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (SAAV), who visit the Access Hour to talk about their organization and role in the community. Guests include Megan Senatori, president and co-founder of SAAV; Meg Sohns, Crisis Intervention Manager of […]
Are domestic abusers spying on victims through their smartphones? Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan joins the Monday Buzz.