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Roger Goodell: 'I didn't get it right' on Ray Rice suspension

Newsday

August 29, 2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to team owners Thursday that he is increasing sanctions for any player or club official involved in domestic violence and apologized for “getting it wrong.”   Judy Harris Kluger, executive director of Sanctuary for Families, is quoted.

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NFL to Toughen Stance on Domestic Abuse

Wall Street Journal

August 28, 2014

Responding to intense public criticism, NFL Commissioner Goodell apologized and announced increased sanctions for any NFL player or official involved in domestic violence.  Judy Harris Kluger, executive director of Sanctuary for Families, is quoted advocating for a zero-tolerance policy.

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NFL announces six-week suspension for first-time domestic abuse offenders

Associated Press

August 28, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that players, coaches and all league personnel who are first-time domestic-abuse offenders will be subject to a six-week suspension.  Judy Harris Kluger, executive director of Sanctuary for Families, is quoted.

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Severe Penalties for Domestic Violence

ESPN

August 28, 2014
The NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct policy that calls for a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban from the league for a second offense.  Judy Harris Kluger, executive director of Sanctuary for Families, is quoted.
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Bronx shelter helps kids escape tortures of domestic violence, heals emotional wounds

The New York Daily News

August 11, 2014

Every summer, school-age residents at Sanctuary's Sarah Burke House shelter are treated to a three month program of fun activities, from yoga to music to cooking class and more. Because these children are unable to attend summer camp, Sanctuary staff amd volunteers bring summer camp to the shelter.

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