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January 7, 2015

Margo Batsie, MCEDV's Justice Systems Coordinator, was interviewed for a WLBZ news story on the recent statewide implementation of the ODARA. To view the story, click...

November 24, 2014
The following OpEd previously appeared in the Bath-Brunswick Times Record. Steve Edmondson is the Domestic Violence Investigator with the Sagadahoc County District Attorney's Office


September 30, 2014

MCEDV Executive Director Julia Colpitts last week joined the directors of New England’s other domestic violence coalitions in throwing out the first pitch at the Red Sox versus Tampa Bay Rays game.

Verizon Wireless, a longtime supporter...

September 30, 2014

In a ceremony today at the Blaine House, Subaru of New England’s President and CEO Ernie Boch Jr. presented the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence with a check for $25,000.

September 29, 2014

MCEDV is partnering with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and others to bring two trainings to Maine through the National Center for Victims of Crime. The trainings--Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Maine and ...

September 16, 2014

How do we support resiliency in mothers and their children exposed to domestic abuse?  On Friday, September 12th, MCEDV hosted over 110 people in Freeport for a day-long conference on the impact of domestic violence on children. The...

August 26, 2014

Proceeds to Support MCEDV’s Work to Engage Athletes.

August 13, 2014

MCEDV's upcoming training, Fostering Resiliency: Children Exposed to Domestic Violence has reached capacity. We have closed the registration and the wait list. Please contact Regina Rooney at if...

July 28, 2014
On July 22, MCEDV staff member Margo Batsie, along with Sharon Lewis from Safe Voices and Hannah Ives from New Hope for Women, traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the 2014 Financial Empowerment Symposium.  In its 10th year...
July 21, 2014

Nearly 70 people turned out on July 21 in Orono for MCEDV’s training, Responding to High Risk Domestic Violence Cases: Focus on Strangulation. Attendees came from many different fields--including law enforcement, prosecution, advocacy...

July 2, 2014

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic joins with the National Network to End Domestic Violence in expressing concern over this week’s Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

June 18, 2014

Yesterday, June 17, 2014, the Maine Department of Public Safety released its annual Crime Report. This year’s report reveals a slight decrease in the number of domestic violence assaults reported in 2013;...

June 13, 2014

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. MCEDV joins our partners in raising awareness of and committing to end all forms of elder abuse.

From the Office on Violence Against Women: