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Voices (MCEDV Blog)

December 18, 2014

We at MCEDV were deeply saddened this week to learn of the passing of Patti Bland, a national leader in recognizing the intersection of substance abuse and domestic and sexual violence. We are grateful for the way she impacted our work here in...

November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving is upon us, and in the time-honored tradition of taking stock of blessings, we here at MCEDV wish to recognize some of ours.  In this field, it can be easy to get mired in the...

September 29, 2014

But awareness, while essential, isn’t enough. We need action. As I talk with people about the work that we do here at MCEDV, I hear them say clearly that they want to help. They want to be part of the solution. But they also say that the issue of...

September 10, 2014

As more details emerge about the Ray Rice case, people are questioning Janay Rice’s choice to stay with a man who was caught on camera beating her. Some don’t understand her subsequent choice to...

June 14, 2014

To all of the fathers who stand for peaceful, respectful homes...

May 10, 2014

This year, we hope you will join us in acknowledging...

May 9, 2014

Where are the men?

It’s a question that is lately being asked more and more often, and rightly so. Our culture, and even our own movement, has historically viewed the eradication of domestic violence as a women’s issue. But today...

April 25, 2014
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January 27, 2014

Stalking is often minimized in our culture. In casual conversation, in movies and on television we often see stalking behaviors portrayed as romantic, exciting, funny or even sexy. But the reality of stalking is much darker, and the impact on...

December 16, 2013

MCEDV's Executive Director Julia Colpitts provided consultation for this weekend's editorial in the Bangor Daily News, "What to Remember About Abusers During the Most Dangerous Time in a Relationship."

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November 6, 2013

In September, I threw out the ceremonial “first pitch” at a Red Sox, Orioles game in Fenway Park as one of the New England Domestic Violence Coalition directors invited by Verizon and the Sox. I watched the eager crowd as that game wore into...