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  1. Gearing up for the 8th Annual Purple for Peace

    Comments Off on Gearing up for the 8th Annual Purple for Peace The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence (MCADV) is gearing up for the 8th Annual Purple for Peace, a luncheon that promotes family violence prevention in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October). The event will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Hilton Jackson Hotel, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

    The theme for this year’s luncheon is “Power Lines: Channeling Faith and Hope to Victims of Domestic Violence.” In every faith, religious leaders and spiritual teachers are some of the first responders to victims of domestic violence. After the event, we will roll out our training calendar for religious leaders, to make sure they’re equipped to provide their spiritual bodies with accurate information and relevant resources.


    I would like to invite you to place an ad in our program for your organization, to 1) publicly express your support for domestic violence awareness, 2) increase awareness about your organization, and 3) help to ensure that costs are covered for future trainings. Program ads range from $25 – $200. A program ad form is here.


    We also have sponsorship packages, which range from $500 – $10,000. All of our platinum, gold, silver, and community sponsors will have their logos included on a billboard declaring support for domestic violence awareness on the corner of N State Street and E Stadium in Jackson. See the Sponsorship Package here.

  2. The Divorce Bill Goes into Law!

    Comments Off on The Divorce Bill Goes into Law!

    DV Advocates from around the state join Governor Phil Bryant as he signs SB2680 into law, strengthening domestic abuse provisions for divorce.


    On May 9, 2017, Governor Phil Bryant signed SB2680 into law, strengthening domestic abuse provisions for divorce. Previously, a victim of domestic violence had to prove repeated physical abuse at the hands of his/her spouse to qualify for the “habitual cruel and inhuman treatment” grounds for divorce. Now the law is amended to define spousal abuse to include one incidence of physical, emotional, verbal, sexual abuse, or stalking.


    Also compared to the previous version of the law, a victim no longer needs to have a witness to testify of the abuse in court. Often, the only witness to abuse is the victim or the victim’s child. The victim may act as his/her own witness now, saving children from being re-victimized by having to relive traumatic moments in front of a court and testifying against someone that they may love.


    Click here to learn about how MS domestic violence reform law has evolved over the years.

  3. MCADV Newsletter – Spring 2017

    Comments Off on MCADV Newsletter – Spring 2017 For information Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities including the Legislative Session and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month around the state, check out the 2017 Spring Newsletter.
  4. MCADV Newsletter Winter 2016

    Comments Off on MCADV Newsletter Winter 2016 For information Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities including the Candlelight Vigil, holiday awareness and the upcoming legislative session, check out the 2016 Winter Newsletter.
  5. MCADV Newsletter Spring 2016

    Comments Off on MCADV Newsletter Spring 2016 For information on this year’s State Legislative Session, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and our quarterly spotlight on our member programs’ staff, click on the MCADV Spring 2016 Newsletter.