12th Biennial Maine Domestic Violence Homicide Review Panel Report Now Available

12th Biennial Maine Domestic Violence Homicide Review Panel Report Now Available

On Tuesday, October 9th, MCEDV gathered with community partners – including representatives from the Attorney General’s office, law enforcement, and surviving family members – to announce the release of the 12th Report of the Maine Domestic Violence Homicide Review Panel.

The Report, which is produced through the Attorney General’s Office and focuses on identifying specific ways in which systems and institutions in Maine can better keep victims safe and hold abusive people accountable, is released every other year.

In her remarks, MCEDV Executive Director Francine Garland Stark noted that the 2018 Report reiterates the heightened level of risk when someone is leaving an abusive parter: “As the report shows, the time around leaving an abusive partner is the most dangerous time, and so we must all recognize that leaving, in of itself, does not end the abuse”

You can find the full 2018 Report here.