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September 15, 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and domestic violence resource centers throughout Maine will be hosting events and campaigns in their communities. Don't miss this chance to show your support for ending violence and abuse!

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July 1, 2016

“I think part of what is so difficult, and has historically been so difficult, is for victims of domestic violence to communicate how afraid they are and how violent this person has been when no one’s watching...

June 27, 2016

This ruling is an important affirmation of what those of us doing advocacy for victims of domestic violence have long understood: that people who commit crimes of domestic violence frequently minimize both their intent to do harm and the impact...

March 1, 2016

On February 29, 2016, members of the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse presented a report to the legislature detailing the state of Batterers' Intervention Programs (BIPs) in Maine. The report is the result of LD 150, a legislative...

February 18, 2016

We are fortunate to have a robust network of services across the state, but the reality is, the available resources fall short of the need. Resource centers are scrambling to put together what they need to...

January 22, 2016

Today, we have heard trafficking compared to domestic violence. And appropriately so, we have also heard survivors speak here today. The significant changes we have made in domestic...

September 25, 2015

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and there will be events taking place throughout the state of Maine. To find one near you, click the name of the Domestic Violence Resource Center, below. 

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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....

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