Leisa Mukai

Voter Suppression Disproportionately Affects Women

Voting matters. There are high stakes in economics, public health, and social equity. American citizens have a right and a responsibility to vote. Many states across the US, however, have passed measures making it harder to cast a ballot. Unfortunately, the goal of these measures is to manipulate political outcomes. These tactics range from Voter […]

Prevention Education and Awareness in Schools During COVID 19

COVID-19 and Peace House Prevention Education At Peace House our mission is to Empower, Educate, Shelter, Support. The Peace House Prevention and Education team works actively with multiple partners including the Utah Department of Health, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, and Prevent Child Abuse Utah. Together we provide important education on child abuse, sexual assault, and […]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2020

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 2020 Cancelled Park City residents have been putting themselves in “her shoes” since 2013 as part of Peace House’s annual men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. This year Peace House is prioritizing our commitment to community safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and cancelling Walk a […]

Domestic Violence, the Shadow Pandemic

I recently attended the Stanford Criminal Justice Center Zoom panel discussion on COVID-19 and Domestic Violence. The panelists were CEO of Just Solutions Lisalyn Jacobs, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Chair of the Domestic Violence Unit for King County Prosecutors Office David Martin and Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Journalism at American University in […]

COVID-19 Safety Measures Cause Spike in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

UN chief calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ amid ‘horrifying global surge’ Interpersonal and domestic violence has been spiking globally as countries implement Covid-19 reduction measures. Interpersonal violence dynamics are based on an imbalance of power and control in relationships. One person may dominate another through threat of physical violence to the victim, the victim’s children […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Just as the crocuses, daffodils, and tulips announce spring, nonprofits, government agencies and community members plant blue and silver pinwheels to acknowledge Child Abuse Prevention month. Unfortunately, there has been a 6% rise in child abuse and neglect between 2014 and 2018. According to Prevent Child Abuse Utah, 1 in 10 children will be abused […]

Family Resources While Socially Isolating-Keeping the Kids Engaged

Resource Suggestions from our Community  These are unprecedented times.  COVID 19, for those who are healthy, has mandated a community wide, unexpected Staycation.  Our community partners have been sharing some wonderful resources to assist with the challenges of housebound families and cultural inclusivity tips for organizations providing resources for the underserved.  Entertainment Suggestions from Wasatch […]

With the coronavirus, Peace House is adapting and modifying our services to keep staff safe and to continue to support individuals and families in crisis to escape violence and heal from the associated trauma. This includes using technology to provide some services. The best way to access any of Peace House's services is by calling our 24/7 support line at 800-647-9161 Read More
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