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What is the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence?

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The mission of the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to bring about social change through advocacy for victims, technical assistance for member shelters, and promoting awareness within communities throughout Mississippi.

The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence was founded in 1980 by domestic violence shelter programs and advocates for battered women to help all victims of domestic violence.

The coalition is comprised of persons working directly, indirectly or who have expressed an interest in the issues and concerns of victims of family violence.

The coalition provides technical assistance to domestic violence shelters, community and professional education and other related assistance to victims of domestic violence across the state. During the last thirty years, there has been a movement to end domestic violence and to help those who are victims of this crime. The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence is committed to this movement.

The overall goal of the Coalition is to provide an end to domestic violence in the home and in our state.

Our Philosophy

The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc. is comprised of people dealing with concerns of victims of family violence. We present both rural and urban areas.

Our programs support and serve victims of all racial, social, ethnic, religious, and economic groups, regardless of age, sex, or lifestyle.

We oppose the use of violence as a means of control over others and support respect and equality in relationships.

We encourage and support women in assuming responsibility over their lives in the community.

Efforts of the Coalition

Education

Provides training sessions, special events and resource materials to all the sectors of the community, including law enforcement, professional, civic groups, and services providers.

Public Awareness
Conducts ongoing statewide media campaign aimed at specific target audiences including action-oriented communications to victims and the public.

Victim Referral Services
Assists victims with referrals to local domestic violence shelters.

Clearing House / Resource Library
Maintains information on domestic violence programs and services within Mississippi and provides statistics, resources and information free upon request.

Networking
Provides training, technical assistance, and support to member programs and coordinates efforts between programs and other community service agencies.

  

Legal Notice

This website is intended to provide general information only and is not to be considered legal advice in any manner. If you, a friend, or a family member are experiencing a crime of domestic violence, it is imperative that you contact the authorities and also seek legal advice through an attorney who will be able to represent your interests regarding the legal issues contained herein.

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.”

Copyright 2009 by Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence