Experts in domestic violence have long known that the most dangerous time for a domestic violence victim and her/his children are the days immediately following their separation from their perpetrator, which places family courts worldwide on the front lines of a dangerous and volatile epidemic. Over the past decade, the Center for Judicial Excellence has […]
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Posted on September 21, 2017 by
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Arian Thigpen Office: 601-981-9196 Email: arian.thigpen@mcadv.org MS Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Sponsor Free Legal Clinic for Domestic Violence Victims (Vicksburg, Miss.) – The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence (MCADV) and the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) are collaborating with Haven House Family Shelter in Vicksburg, Miss., to […]
Posted on September 12, 2017 by
Because MCADV is not able to come to every domestic violence event in October, we wanted to bring awareness to YOU! “Myth Busting: A Day in the Life of a Domestic Violence Victim” will help you or your organization understand the dynamics of domestic violence, including the different forms of abuse and why some victims […]
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In an effort to bring awareness to the complexities of the issue of domestic violence, this workshop is presented from a survivor’s perspective. Domestic violence survivor Lavon Morris Grant will explain the dynamics of trauma, systemic barriers impacting trauma services, and the steps to healing. After surviving being shot in the head by her husband, […]
Posted on August 1, 2017 by
The 8th Annual Purple for Peace is 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 […]
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 […]
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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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