Posted on June 30, 2017 by
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 […]
Posted on May 9, 2017 by
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 […]
Posted on April 25, 2017 by
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.
Posted on January 3, 2017 by
For information Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities including the Candlelight Vigil, holiday awareness and the upcoming legislative session, check out the 2016 Winter Newsletter.
Posted on September 9, 2016 by
Please join us as we honor the memory of those we’ve lost at the hand of domestic violence. There is no cost to attend. Candles are provided. Click here to submit names of victims of domestic violence to the national registry.
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For information the Advocate Toolbox Conference, National Crime Victims Rights Week, and this summer’s Green Dot Community training, check out the MCADV Summer 2016 Newsletter.
Join us for this year’s Purple for Peace luncheon! This event promotes family violence prevention in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The theme for this year’s celebration is Crossties: Communities Unifying to End Domestic Violence. Purchase tickets below. Tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 at the door. This year’s Purple Peace Prize honoree […]
Posted on May 25, 2016 by
As a pre-cursor to Advocate Toolbox, MS Coalition Against Domestic Violence is holding the pre-conference seminar, “Understanding the Complexities of Culture: Working with Women of Color.” This FREE seminar will be held Tuesday, July 26, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, at Hilton Jackson (1001 E County Line Road, Jackson, MS). Register below! The presenter […]
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Domestic violence is a crime that not only impacts women. Men can be victims of violence at the hands of women. Violence also occurs between individuals of the same gender. However, for ease of written conversation on this website, the batterer will be referred to as “he” and the victim as “she.”
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