When athletes make hits off the field, we can’t be silent

In the last two weeks, domestic violence dominated sports headlines. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for the first two games of this season for dragging his unconscious fiancée from an elevator, or technically, “violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following his off-season arrest for domestic violence.”  After a barrage of media attention, five months after the incident, …

SafeHaven CEO announces plan to retire

Fort Worth, TX (July 1, 2014) –   SafeHaven of Tarrant County CEO Mary Lee Hafley announced that she will retire early next year. While her last day won’t be until February, 2015, she wanted to give the board plenty of time to find her successor. Board Chair Curt Osiek applauded Hafley’s long and distinguished career in the field of domestic …

Take the #DFWDadsforDaughters Pledge

Fathers can — and should — play a vital role supporting equality and freedom from gender-based violence. Join fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and brothers across Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) as they pledge their effort to reduce and end violence against women and girls. #DFWDadsForDaughters Pledge Add Your Name

Yes, it is domestic violence

In a June 5 Star Telegram story reporting the arrest of Cedric McGinnis for the brutal murder of  April Serrano; her mother, Cynthia Serrano; and her aunt, Kathy DeLeon, a Fort Worth police sergeant is quoted as saying, “We have no indication that this is a domestic-violence-related case. Family members and friends told us that McGinnis and April had dated …

Ex-boyfriend arrested in Fort Worth triple homicide

June 4, 2014 –Cynthia Serrano, 48, her sister, 35-year-old Cathy de Leon, and daughter, 21-year-old April Serrano  were found dead in their Fort Worth home on Tuesday morning.  Later that evening, The Fort Worth Police Department issued an arrest warrant for capital murder and arrested Cedric McGinns, who is listed in police reports as the ex-boyfriend of one of the …