Posted on September 12, 2017 by
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
Posted on May 24, 2016 by
MS Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in collaboration with MS Coalition Against Sexual Assault and local domestic violence programs, presents Advocate Toolbox: MS Statewide Domestic Violence Conference, designed to equip DV advocates with the tools they need to understand and represent victims of domestic violence in legal, shelter, or counseling situations. REGISTER BELOW! WHEN: Wed, July […]
Posted on May 18, 2016 by
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.
Posted on February 1, 2016 by
Looking for a way to celebrate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? Join the Coalition in bringing awareness to healthy relationships and to teen dating violence. Click here for more information: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=787f84ad11f3478fce0562b13&id=e1d9101e79&e=[UNIQID]
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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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