By John McCallum

Helping overcome fear

Cheney court advocate seeks to provide victims of domestic violence with a ‘clear voice’ and resources


For victims of domestic violence, the biggest factor in overcoming trauma and returning to – or even beginning – a normal life can be fear.

Fear of retaliation by their abuser, fear of a daunting, confusing court system that must remain impartial and fear of the unknown – not knowing where to turn for help.

Many courts provide resources, advocates, for victims of domestic violence. Under a contract approved by the City Council at their Jan. 8 meeting, Cheney Municipal Court now joins those ranks.

The court is collaborating with ARMS, Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services, to provide reso...

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