The article, "ASU to provide center to help victims of domestic violence," by reporter Luci Scott, quoted Dean Paul Schiff Berman as predicting the center will become a model for the nation. It will enlist students and faculty from several colleges at ASU to work on matters such as child and spousal abuse, protective orders, custody, prosecutions, family law, juvenile law and health law.
"There are other clinical programs, but very few combine the whole range of different services," Berman said. "Legal problems are usually accompanied by other issues such as health issues, or the need for social services, or psychological pain and suffering, and so we need a more holistic model."
The center is funded with $1 million from the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation, with an additional $1 million from NextCare Urgent Care for the NextCare Urgent Care Family Violence Clinic, which will be housed in the Center. Dr. John Shufeldt (a 2005 alumnus of the College of Law), founder and CEO of NextCare, praised the law school's hiring of Buel. She is a clinical professor at the University of Texas School of Law, a former prosecutor, and a domestic violence survivor who has made the issue her passion.
To read a press release about her appointment, click here. To read the full Republic story, click here.