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"When the police began doubting Marie, they turned on her. The focus of the investigation became her credibility. And instead of interviewing Marie as a victim, they began interrogating her as a suspect."
"It lets people know we’re not going to judge you and we’ll be here for you. We want you to be happy and safe, and no one deserves to be in an abusive relationship."
FreeFrom, a California-based nonprofit, has launched a self-help compensation tool for survivors of domestic violence.
The judge allowed scores of accusers to give victim impact statements during the sentencing. She said she took their statements into account, explaining that the others who spoke added to the credibility of the seven whose cases were before her.
Experiences of trauma in childhood "literally get under our skin, changing people in ways that can endure in their bodies for decades," Dr. Nadine Burke Harris writes in her new book.