Month: June 2021

New Laws Strengthen Maine DV Intervention Programs

Two pieces of legislation that strengthen Maine’s programming for people who commit domestic abuse are now law:   LD 1491: An Act to Ensure Access to and Availability of Violence Intervention Services to Reduce Domestic Violence in Maine  People who perpetrate domestic abuse and violence live and work in our communities, and so our responses must also be community-based. Last week, LD 1491:…

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Governor Mills Signs New Economic Abuse Protections Into Law

On Thursday, June 8th, Governor Mills signed into law LD 947: An Act to Address the Long-Term Impact of Economic Abuse by a Spouse. MCEDV worked with Representative Laura Supica of Bangor and Pine Tree Legal Assistance to put forward this legislation. It further responds to the call of survivors across Maine for more effective…

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