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August 26, 2015

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence is saying goodbye to Executive Director Julia Colpitts, who has been at the helm of the Coalition since 2010. Colpitts has accepted a Deputy Director post with the National Network to End Domestic...

July 10, 2015

MCEDV was pleased to welcome Columba Bush on her July 9th visit to Maine. Mrs. Bush, a longtime supporter of domestic violence services, toured Family Crisis Services in Portland and discussed the statewide response to abuse in Maine. 

July 2, 2015

“This law is an important step forward... It doesn’t solve the issue. But it does give revenge porn survivors in Maine some recourse, and hopefully will serve as a deterrent to people who are considering using this tactic.” 

June 29, 2015

“For too long, LGBTQ victims have been pushed to the margins, both of our culture and of our response to abuse,” says MCEDV Executive Director Julia Colpitts. “The work to ensure safety and equality for LGBTQ people is not complete. However, that...

June 8, 2015

For the ninth consecutive year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted its annual National Census of Domestic Violence Services on September 10, 2014 and today released their analysis of that data in the report: ...

June 5, 2015

“Threats play a central role in domestic abuse and is a core tactic that many abusers employ. Threats cause devastating harm to victims, including fear, anxiety, loss of sleep, and disruption, regardless of whether the abuser ...

May 8, 2015

On Friday, May 1, nearly 100 people gathered at the Augusta Civic Center for a day-long training featuring Gael Strack and Ralph Riviello of the Training Institute on Strangulation...

April 29, 2015

Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women has released its second biennial report.  The Commission is a nonpartisan group charged with advising the legislature and governor on matters relevant to women and girls in the state....

April 7, 2015

On Friday May 1st, the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence is pleased to bring national experts Gael Strack, JD and Ralph Riviello, MD, to Maine for a day-long training called Addressing...

March 6, 2015

Nonconsensual pornography—commonly known as Revenge Porn—is a growing problem for survivors of domestic violence. It occurs when one person—typically an abusive partner or ex-partner—uploads nude or otherwise intimate images to the web, without...

February 13, 2015

In an exciting kick-off to National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, nearly 3000 people gathered at the Portland Expo on Saturday for an awareness night game with the Maine Red Claws and the Westchester Knicks. The Red Claws Players played...

February 13, 2015

On Tuesday, February 10th, domestic violence advocates from throughout Maine gathered in the Statehouse’s Hall of Flags to talk with legislators and to recognize Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  Advocates came from...

January 30, 2015

In an exciting start to National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, MCEDV will host an awareness-raising game with Maine's own Red Claws basketball team on February 7th. Game time is 7:00 at the...

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

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