“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....I think we have a tendency as a society as a whole to minimize this type of violence when we should be responding with a heightened level of concern...
We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem.
MCEDV is committed to seeking political solutions to address the issue of abuse in our state and our nation.
As part of a coordinated response to domestic violence, we provide information and consultation to inform statewide policy development around issues relevant to people impacted by domestic abuse. We work to ensure that the voices of people who have experienced abuse are represented in the policy-making process.