SAN LUIS, Ariz. – The number of reported domestic violence cases here is lower than it was two years ago.
Does that mean efforts to fight violence in the home is starting to work, or is it that victims don't always report the abuse?
Either way, police and community leaders in south Yuma County say too many cases of domestic violence still go unreported.
And the winner is …
Amberly’s Place held the drawing for Week in Paradise, its biggest fundraiser of the year, on Thursday at Harkins Theatres, before a screening of the movie “Incredibles 2.”
Winners of the packages for the all-expense paid vacations are as follows: Z Fun for Everyone: Tim Ricci; Adventure Date: Sandra Ruiz; Weekend Getaway: Kelley Gladrey; Arizona Cardinals: Sharon Merz; SeaWorld: Rosa Gonzales; Vegas Getaway: Lucia Salaraz; Knott’s Berry Farm: Jacob Smilek; Deep Sea Excursion: Jumping Jack Flash; Disneyland Package: John and Lynn Lizarraga.
Amberly's Place recently said goodbye to a lifelong advocate of children in Yuma County. Charles “Chip” Schneider, the advocacy center's first and only children’s justice project coordinator, has retired.
“Chip has done this job for over 11 years because of his desire to see children succeed. He realizes it takes more than the parents in today’s world. His mandated reporter presentations has been the starting point for many children going to law enforcement for help. I am thankful to have worked with this man and he will be greatly missed,” said Diane Umphress, executive director of Amberly’s Place, an advocacy center for abuse victims.
Back in 1990, the federal government released money for the Children’s Justice Project, which was designed to get law enforcement, county attorneys and child protective services as well as advocates into the schools and daycares to talk about mandated child abuse reporting to teachers and other people required by law to report child abuse.