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Dirty little secrets of domestic violence programs

August 18, 2009

Dirty little secrets of domestic violence programs

August 14, Family Rights Examiner Teri Stoddard


When Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger cut funds to California domestic violence shelters recently stories of battered women and children filled the news.  Oakland television station KTVU ran a story about "women and children," never once mentioning male victims.  Like stations around the state, and around the country, CBS5 did the same.


News reports featured three dozen noisy people lining a street in Watsonville protesting budget cuts to the Walnut Avenue Women’s Center and Women’s Crisis Support~Defensa de Mujeres.  We listened to female victims.


We heard about women’s advocates and community leaders gathering in San Jose to protest a cut in funding for Asian Americans for Community Involvement in San Jose, Community Solutions in South Santa Clara County, Support Network for Battered Women in Sunnyvale and San Jose’s Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence.  And we listened to female victims.


SFGate wrote that battered-women’s shelters and others filed Wednesday in the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco, two days after Senate Democratic leader Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento filed a challenge in San Francisco Superior Court.  And we’re told about "many women and their children in violent, dangerous situations."


We read that Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and Senator Leland Yee co-authored emergency legislation that would provide one-time funding for domestic violence programs.  This would shift $16.3 million from the Victims’ Compensation Fund to the Department of Public Health’s Domestic Violence Program. reports that Senator Yee said, "Every penny we find is another life saved, another family that will stay together." 


Donald Tenn, Karl Hindle and all fathers who have lost contact with their children after being victim to one of the million false accusations of domestic violence per year disagree. 


Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting, (RADAR) a non-profit, non-partisan organization of "men and women working to improve the effectiveness of our nation’s approach to solving domestic violence" hasn’t found this to be true either.  They found that only one in ten battered women’s shelter residents was a victim of violence.  Even the Whitehouse acknowledges that current programs are failing.


Robert Franklin, esq. of Fathers & Families writes:


[T]he federal government openly admits that the shelters it funds give no data at all on what they do, how they do it, who they provide services to, what those services are, who they reject, etc. and have established no criteria by which to judge whether they actually reduce DV or not.  Go to the White House Office of Management and Budget website and check out the Family Violence and Services Program.  There you’ll find that the program is rated as "Not Performing." 


In short, the federal government is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars each year into a vast system of shelters whose functioning it knows not the first thing about. That would be outrageous in any other industry, but with domestic violence, it’s business as usual.


What these battered women’s shelters don’t want you to know is that half of domestic violence is mutual and that women make up 70% of one aggressor intimate partner abuse.  They don’t want you to know that 90% of shelter residents are not in need of protection.  And they don’t want you to know that one million allegations of abuse are false.


African-Americans for VAWA Reform reports:


Centers for Disease Control released a national survey on partner aggression. Published in the May 2007 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, the study found that women were the aggressors in 7 out of 10 cases of one-way partner violence.


In Male Victims & Female Perpetrators of Domestic and Partner Violence Marc E. Angelucci, Esq. writes:


Indiana State University School of Law Professor Linda Kelly wrote an excellent law review article on the topic, in which she shows that “over the past 25 years, leading sociologists have repeatedly found that men and women commit domestic violence at similar rates” and documents the historical and ideological cover-up of female violence. Kelly, Linda, "Disabusing the Definition of Domestic Abuse; How Women Batter Men and the Role of the Feminist State," 30 Fl. St. Law Review 791 (2003).


Reform before refund. 




Few Women in Abuse Shelters are True Victims of Violence

By Carey Roberts | Oct 2, 2008

So drop by to your local shelter and who are you likely to see? Among every 10 ladies, at most one has any physical injuries. Two or three are violent in their own right, some fleeing from a criminal record. Three to four women have a problem with alcohol or drug abuse. A few have histories of child abuse.

And the rest are old-fashioned freeloaders, gleefully whooping it up at taxpayer expense.





‘This place … is a ticking timebomb’

A Toronto refuge for abused women infested with violence and prostitution, residents say



YWCA residence rife with hookers, drugs

Cops make frequent calls to taxpayer-funded building



This is another video in the series from in which a mother from Ontario, Canada describes her horrifying experience residing in women’s shelters in Ontario. In the shelters where she was a resident, women were beaten, robbed, intimidated and sexually exploited. Children were exposed to violence, swearing and abuse by the women and often witnessed their mothers being abused and humiliated by shelter staff. Children are being taught that being “Canadian” and respecting yourself means to hate fathers, lie to your own parents and to call the Children’s Aid Society on your mother if you don’t get your way.


This is another video in the series from with a mother who was a resident of a women’s shelter in Ontario, Canada. This mother’s testimony is similar to that given to Canada Court Watch by other Canadian women who have also stayed at women’s shelters in other Ontario cities and towns.
Contrary to what the public have been led to believe by government funded women’s shelter advocates, many womens’ shelters are not the place of safety for women that they claim to be, but anti-father, anti-family organizations dedicated to the promotion of lesbianism and the destruction of traditional families – all being funded by the taxpayers!


This video is based on the candid interview with a young girl who was separated from her loving father and forced to stay at a women’s shelter against her will.
This girl tells about her experience at the women’s shelter and how her rights and freedoms were violated as a result of the actions of the police, victim services, children’s aid society and women shelter advocates while all the forces of the state ganged up against her loving father.
When is the Government of Ontario going to put an end to the abuse of children by women shelter advocates and to make women’s shelters more transparent and accountable to the taxpayers? How many more children have to be destroyed before this happens?



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