U.S. Supreme Court considers case dealing with gun rights and domestic violence

BY: - November 7, 2023

More than two dozen states, including Pennsylvania, prevent someone subject to an order in a domestic violence case from buying or possessing a gun and ammunition. 

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Protections for pets in domestic violence, divorce cases pass Pa. House panel

BY: - June 14, 2023

“Frequently, when a protection from abuse order is issued, the animal becomes a target … ,” Rep. Christina Sappey said.


Reproductive coercion is a form of domestic violence | Denise Johnson

BY: - November 20, 2022

Let’s not let pregnancy mortality be another unintended consequence for victims of domestic violence.


Anti-abortion rhetoric is reproductive coercion | Opinion

BY: - October 12, 2022

States with abortion bans can expect an increase in intimate partner violence.

Philly City Council delves into links between gun violence and domestic violence

BY: - March 14, 2022

'We are advocating for policies that are survivor-centric,' Ruth Glenn, president and CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said.

Philly DA’s crime-tracking system shows LGBTQ domestic violence remains a major issue

BY: - February 19, 2022

The system has accurately identified 53 arrests that involve members of the LGBTQ community.

Philly DA Krasner: We’re doing ‘everything we can’ to fight rising violence against city women

BY: - November 23, 2021

The prosecutor's comments came days after a pregnant woman was shot dead while unloading baby shower gifts.

Police: Domestic violence fueling rising gun deaths among women in Philadelphia in 2021

BY: - November 11, 2021

Many deaths are 'domestic in nature,' officials said of the 60 female homicides so far this year.

A Pa. Republican backed gun restrictions for domestic abusers in Harrisburg. He didn’t in Washington D.C.

BY: - March 26, 2021

A little more than two years ago, then-state Rep. Fred Keller, R-Snyder, stood on the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a message for his conservative colleagues. At the time, the chamber was considering a bill that would become Act 79, which makes it easier to take guns away from convicted domestic abusers, […]


Intimate partner violence, Pa.’s silent pandemic, can be silent no longer | Fletcher McClellan and Paige Oustrich

BY: - February 19, 2021

By failing to recognize the short- and long-term effects the coronavirus pandemic poses to vulnerable populations, state and county governments in Pennsylvania have reinforced a silent pandemic of domestic violence.    

Uniontown’s Mary House provides structure and stability for women | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 7, 2020

The former St. Mary Nativity Convent was transformed into a transitional home for women to live in community and gain support to achieve their life goals.

In SWPA, domestic violence services available during holidays, pandemic. Where to find them | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 6, 2020

People who want to support the agency during the holiday season can do so by donating money or gift cards, Orbin said. Gift cards to big box stores or gas stations can help someone who is living in temporary housing.