Join us as Denise Everhart and Claudine Dombrowski discuss the impact on Domestic Violence in Topeka, KS. The Cities Repeal of the Domestic Violence Ban from the city ordinances, the Budget Cuts and what needs to be done at this point to ensure the safety and protection of Victims of Intimate partner homicide in Topeka, Kansas.Council
Denise Everhart Topeka City Council woman who voted against the Cities repeal of Domestic Violence within the city limits which was passed October 11, 2011 in a 7-3 vote. Since the DA stopped prosecuting misdemeanor cases on Sept.8 2011 placing them back on the city court, there have been no charges or prosecutions of Domestic Violence crimes as the City Court simply chose to not prosecute believing the DA was the place for these charges to be filed.Since the Cities repeal of Domestic Violence and the ‘decriminalization’ of it within the city limits, the DA has had to take these case back, however again do to budget cuts and now a 17% lay off at the DA’s office Domestic Violence crimes still will not be prosecuted but ‘reviewed’ by State law, as higher crimes such as felonies will take precedence over misdemeanors.
Claudine Dombrowski could very well be considered a “Wounded Warrior” in the fight against intimate partner violence. Fighting her personal battle against her abuser for over 16 years, she’s also taken her fight across the nation helping several other battered mothers who have lost custody of their beloved children to the very person who abused them.
Through organizing globally, Claudine Dombrowski, and other battered mothers, have founded American Mothers Political Party to bring attention and educate others. Through combining their online efforts across the globe, they are able to link together, not always physically, but by forming groups through the wonders of technology and carrying their message far and wide others. Through combining their online efforts across the globe, they are able to link together, not always physically, but by forming groups through the wonders of technology and carrying their message far and wide