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Family Violence Court: 'Homicide Prevention'
"...communication among agencies has helped make the county's special family violence court a success, says Mack Martinez, the assistant..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Question of Compassion for Travis County's Family Violence Court
A woman alleged rape. The man she accused went free. Should his attorney run our court?
" seeking election as the judge of Travis County's family violence court – tried to circumvent state rape shield..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

APD Unveils New Interview Rooms For Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
The next step in improving sexual assault investigations in Austin?
"...The Austin Police Department’s Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence units unveiled six new interview rooms redesigned with survivors..."

Nov. 4, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Local Nonprofits Adapt to Help People Survive Domestic Violence During COVID-19
Seeking shelter when home isn't safe
"...point of contact for those seeking to survive domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, and child abuse – received..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

A History of Violence
Cronenberg's new horror film implicitly tackles the old question of nature vs. nurture: What are we born with and what do we acquire from our environment?
"...acts of individual horror and the cultural ubiquity of violence. Until recently, the violence has always stood apart from..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Family
The family that slays together, stays together – even in witness protection.
"...In the mordant black comedy The Family, the expatriate Americans living in France are a new..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

An Immigrant Family Brings Iranian Cuisine to Austin
Chef Amir Hajimaleki and his family honor the fundamentals of Persian cuisine in all six of their restaurants
"...has amazing people, but is surrounded by so much violence – the one thing I remember people always being..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Queerbomb. Beautiful family.
" probably anywhere in town. Precious letters, every one. Family...."

June 8, 2011 Qmmunity Post by Julie Gillis

Opinion: Anti-Asian Racism Compounds the COVID-19 Crisis for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
AFSSA Executive Director Darlene Lanham asks Central Texans to take a stand against coronavirus-motivated racism and to support our Asian communities
" world of COVID-19, Asian and immigrant survivors of violence face a triple threat: health risks posed by the..."

April 17, 2020 Column by Darlene Lanham

TAVP: Trying to Heal After Violence
Project hopes to broaden concept of justice
" that decision; Keith threw a chair as the family waited to be told that Brooks had passed...."

May 3, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Parents Against Media Violence
"...Dear Editor, The Walk Against Media Violence Halloween morning in Austin brought out a little different..."

Nov. 3, 2009 Postmarks

After Mosley Murder, Tough Questions About AISD Campus Violence
The stabbing of a Reagan High student is a symptom of a much larger problem, say community leaders
"...of the Greater Calvary Baptist Church -- where Mosley's family is among the congregation -- has often been critical..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Confronting Intimate Violence: A Dress Speaks: Heeding the Voice
Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin.
"...don't always apply in this era of widespread domestic violence. Home isn't always sweet, sad to say. Silence can..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Family Circle
Don Howard's new documentary turns Texas football, cheerleading, and weddings into an anthropological model -- with a little help from Jung.
"...Watching Don Howard's new film, Nuclear Family, and talking to him about it, one has the..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Family Style
Fatherhood gives Bella director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde new insight
" It's one thing to think you know about family; it's another to actually weave together a family."..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

The End of Family Detention?
Positive changes coming, but some say it's not enough
"...Immigrant advocates applauded changes to the Obama administration's family detention policy unveiled last week that has the lowering..."

July 3, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Despite Concern, Commissioners Proceed With Two Finalists for County Judge
Advocates hope the next CC4 judge understands the intersections of sexual assault and family violence
"...Chen Kercher, and Dimple Malhotra, chief prosecutor in the Family Violence Unit of the Travis County District Attorney's Office...."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Travis County Prosecutor to Fill County Court of Law Judicial Seat
County Commissioners selected Dimple Malhotra by a 4-0 vote
"...Malhotra, chief prosecutor of the Travis County District Attorney's Family Violence Unit, has been selected to fill the County..."

Oct. 8, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Breaking the Cycle
Schools move to end teen dating violence
"...A conversation about teen dating violence is long overdue, according to the numbers. Love Is..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Guns in 2018: The Carnage Continues
A look at the Gun Violence Archive findings for the year
" of the Chronicle's periodic visits to the Gun Violence Archive. The GVA is nonprofit, non-advocacy, and a thoroughly..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

'Something Went Wrong'
Six months after he was killed by an Austin cop, Jessie Owens' family still wants some basic answers
"...make sure such a tragedy doesn't happen again? Owens' family fears those questions may go unanswered in the heat..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Gun Control? In Texas?
Lawmakers consider Governor’s modest proposals to tackle gun violence in schools
"...nothing – reducing the frequency and toll of gun violence. Since 1995, when then-Gov. George W. Bush signed the..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

County Attorney's Office: Welcome Back, Mack?
A former assistant county attorney may soon be re-employed by the county, despite a DWI charge.
"...retooling a portion of his office succeeds, Travis Co.'s family violence cases will soon have a higher profile. And..."

Feb. 13, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
A closer look at the heated District Attorney, County Attorney, and County Court at Law races
"...prosecutions; increasing prosecutions and convictions for sexual assault and family violence; acting to reduce racially discriminatory impacts of the..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

'Post Bullshit'
Gloria Steinem heralds the dawn of a new era
"...there's 'always been racism, and there will always be violence.'" affirmed Steinem, insisting that history proves that this has..."

Sept. 6, 2012 News Post by Abby Johnston

Funny Games
Austrian moralist Haneke fashions a tense drama from the sadistic games people play.
"...psychotics in Austrian moralist Michael Haneke's visceral meditation on violence and the media. “What you see in the movies..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Nightingale
Jennifer Kent's follow-up to The Babadook is a true historical horror
"...but one well worth the ugly brush with sexual violence and trauma...."

Aug. 9, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
The fourth entry in this series is surprisingly complex and ambitious.
"...This new take stars Scott Adkins as John, whose family is massacred at the very beginning of the film...."

Nov. 30, 2012 Movie Review by Louis Black

A Hidden Epidemic
Finding Jenn's Voice illuminates a disturbing trend
"...much-needed spotlight on this extreme act of intimate partner violence. For the film, Schott armed herself with a two-part..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

This Oscar-nominated Israeli film reveals not only the divides between Jews and Arabs, but also those between Muslims and Christians, young and old, men and women, and rich and poor.
"...sprawling tale that reflects on the virulent pathology of violence that has been forever endemic to the Holy Land...."

April 23, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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