The following is a guest blog by John Maclin of True Foundation Counseling in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. True Foundation Counseling is a program committed to holistically restoring men, women, families and communities who are recovering from addiction through evidence based approaches and spiritual growth. Learn more about the services they provide on their website. Domestic abuse is a […]
An appellate court in Minnesota has upheld a DWI conviction for a woman who was charged with the crime after she drove away from a domestic abuse incident involving her husband. Jennifer Marie Axelberg, 39, appealed her DWI conviction on the grounds that she feared for her life and needed to get as far away […]
Although domestic violence deaths were at a 20-year low in 2012, the troubling start to the new year has prompted women’s rights advocates to petition state legislatures to allocate more funds to combat domestic abuse. In 2012 there were 19 reported cases of homicide connected with domestic abuse, but there have already been eight such […]
In 2010, 73 percent of human resources professionals said their company conducted a criminal background check during the hiring process, and that number has likely increased over the past few years as more information is becoming digitized.
Ramsey County and other criminal justice departments will begin using GPS monitoring to track alleged domestic violence offenders before their trial to ensure compliance with court orders. The GPS will monitor the location of the defendant in order to protect the victim and prevent violations of pre-trial stipulations. Participation in the GPS tracking program must […]