MCEDV Responds to COVID-19

In this unprecedented time, we are collectively having to adapt our ways of being and operating rapidly in order to minimize the damage done by COVID-19. At the same time, we here at the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence know that the virus is not the only potentially lethal threat faced in our communities.…

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Violence Against Women Act Bills Introduced in Senate

On Nov. 13th the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (S. 2843) was introduced in the Senate.   S. 2843, sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein and co-sponsored by Maine Senator Angus King, is the VAWA that Maine survivors need. This bill:  explicitly clarifies the right of Maine tribes to hold non-native offenders accountable for domestic violence and sexual assault committed on…

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New Housing Services Coordinator Position Open at MCEDV

The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) seeks a full-time Housing Services Coordinator.  A new position at MCEDV, the Housing Services Coordinator ensures the development and effective implementation of MCEDV’s programming related to shelter, transitional, and permanent housing access for individuals and families affected by abuse and violence. The Coordinator, in partnership with MCEDV…

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Statewide Domestic Violence Awareness Events 2019

This October, communities across Maine will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Download the full statewide list here. Mark your calendars for an event near you — and don’t forget to participate in our #TakeActionMaine social media campaign.

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Registration Open: Training for Mental Health Professionals in Hallowell

Join us Sept. 24th and 25th at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell on for our 12-hour Mental Health Curriculum, presented by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. On Sept. 24th, we will cover the first two of four modules. Sign up here. On Sept. 25th we will cover the second two of four modules. Sign up here.…

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Free CLE Training for Attorneys Interested in Assisting Survivors of Abuse

Survivors’ access to legal representation in civil court reduces the probability of future domestic violence*: Survivors rate the filing of a protection order as one of the two most effective tools for stopping domestic violence, second only to separating from the abuser.** In one study, 83% of survivors represented by an attorney successfully obtained a…

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MCEDV Statement on Efforts to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), was introduced in the United States House of Representatives last week. This bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-California), presents the opportunity to maintain crucial funding for victims’ services and strengthen VAWA’s commitment to at-risk communities.   The Violence Against Women Act…

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Save-the-Date: MCEDV Offers Training for Mental Health Professionals to Meet 2020 Licensure Requirements

MCEDV will offer our 12 hour training curriculum for mental health professionals this spring. Trainings will take place in Augusta, in collaboration with Family Violence Project, our local member. Additional dates and locations will be added soon. This training was developed to meet the 2020 licensure requirement for social workers, counselors and psychologists. Please save…

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