Practicing criminal Defense in Fresno County has been a rewarding experience where I have helped those false accused regain their liberty on many occasions. However, I understand there are real life situations where the victimization alleged are real, and the victims need help to remove themselves from the situation. The human side of life is important to me, and I feel for the real victims. I noticed an article in the Selma Enterprise Newspaper that told of a new victims advocate and support group for domestic violence victims in Selma, Ca. I feel that justice is important, and so is getting the help a person needs is also important. In an effort to assist with the endeavor of providing public awareness of the problem, and for true victims to gain much needed assistance I reproduced the article in part below. The recent double homicide in Selma which had a factual domestic connection has brought new light to a problem that is many times silently ignored.
The Selma Enterprise Published and article of helping Domestic Violence Victims on January 21, 2015• Getting Help A domestic violence support group meets Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the S.M.A.R.T. Center, 1800 Sheridan St. Details:
The center will provided tutoring programs, cooking classes and food distribution assistance. The Marjaree Mason Center's 24 hour hotline is 233-4357. Their Web site is mmcenter.org. The center offers shelters in Fresno, Clovis and Reedley.
The message from the article included letting victims know they have help, support and it can be located in Selma California. There is a domestic violence support group that meets in Selma at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the S.M.A.R.T. Center 1800 Sheridan St. Details: 896-9209.
The Marjoree Mason center offers shelters in Fresno, Clovis and Reedley.
The Selma Group began meeting six months ago and attendance is growing. Selma has recently been rocked by the violent deaths of cousins Jessica Cervantes and Giovanni Cervantes comes the realization that the need is greater than many may realize. Both Cervantes were killed by Giovanni's long-time boyfriend Jan. 5 in Selma.
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