You might think that our Board and Advisory Board members know all about domestic violence. Well, that’s not exactly the case. However, they are INTERESTED in knowing more. So recently Board member, Sandy Soriano, invited us to her house to view a documentary called Private Violence. It follows one particular story of Deanna who was kidnapped by her estranged husband and beaten for four days.
The documentary has a happy end, thank goodness!
**SPOILER ALERT **
What was really eye-opening, though, is how public safety officials and the law view and prosecute violence done to domestic partners.
The fact that Deanna’s abuser received more of a sentence because of kidnapping her and not because of his brutal physical abuse of her, well, this is downright exasperating.