Hispanic victims of domestic abuse find emotional, legal support at CasaLuz

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: June 04, 2021 5:06 PM CT | Published: June 02, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Ines Negrette, founder and executive director of CasaLuz, fights domestic violence on behalf of Hispanic victims in Memphis.&nbsp;CasaLuz offers advocacy, legal and counseling services to Hispanic victims of violent crime, many of whom are undocumented and indigent.</strong> (Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Ines Negrette, founder and executive director of CasaLuz, fights domestic violence on behalf of Hispanic victims in Memphis. CasaLuz offers advocacy, legal and counseling services to Hispanic victims of violent crime, many of whom are undocumented and indigent. (Karen Pulfer Focht/Special to the Daily Memphian)

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As the pandemic hobbles on, clients have filed a record number of orders of protection for situations that were “more violent than ever.”

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The Institute for Public Service Reporting is based at the University of Memphis and supported financially by U of M, private grants and donations made through the University Foundation. Its work is published by The Daily Memphian through a paid-use agreement. 

Natasha Senjanovic

Natasha Senjanovic is a contributor to the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, for which she produced this story. A Nashville-based journalist and public radio producer, she’s won numerous awards as a news anchor and for reporting on vulnerable populations, including survivors of domestic and sexual violence, at-risk youth and undocumented immigrants. She served as afternoon host for Middle Tennessee NPR station WPLN for three years.


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