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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.

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June 2, 2014

For the past 18 months, MCEDV has been working to train Maine law enforcement officers, advocates, prosecutors, and other criminal justice partners in the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment, an evidence-based, validated tool that predicts...

April 24, 2014

Today the Maine Attorney General’s office released the biennial report of the Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel, entitled “Building Bridges Towards Safety and Accountability.” The report is the result of a collaborative effort involving...

January 3, 2014

Stalking is a crime. And it is serious. While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a...

November 25, 2013

On November 25th, we observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marking the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Each year, November 25th calls the world to action to change to the fact that...