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Supreme Court Names Domestic Violence Coalition’s Elly Jordan to ‘Justice for All’ Commission

LANSING, MI, January 29, 2021 – Michigan Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Survivor Law Clinic Lead Attorney Elinor “Elly” Jordan has been appointed by order of the Michigan Supreme Court to the newly-created Justice for All (JFA) Commission that will work toward the goal of 100 percent access to our civil justice system. The Commission will lead the implementation of the JFA… [ Read More ]


PRESS RELEASE January 14, 2020 For Immediate Release   MCEDSV RELEASES NEW HUMAN TRAFFICKING TOOLKIT FOR DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICE PROVIDERS IN MICHIGAN Human trafficking has been described as “the business of stealing freedom for profit” ( This critical problem has become a scourge on our society. Sarah Prout-Rennie, JD, the Executive Director of… [ Read More ]

January 2021 – National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness. The measure was never passed by the House of Representatives. Anti-trafficking advocates have continued to recognize this day, though. This was further supported by President Obama declaring the month of January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month…. [ Read More ]

Community Care Is Essential

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde   Audre Lorde was an influential Black feminist, poet, activist, and lesbian. Often, self-care is taken out of this radical context and reduced to individual acts of self-indulgence by wellness brands or Instagram influencers. However,… [ Read More ]

This Giving Tuesday, #GiveForDV.

Dear Friends of MCEDSV, This holiday season, we can all take action towards creating a safer and more inclusive community for survivors in Michigan. I am asking you to #GiveForDV this Giving Tuesday by donating to MCEDSV. A gift of $50 can go a long way toward addressing survivors’ financial hardships during the pandemic. Before… [ Read More ]

Michigan Therapist Erica Carulli gives us the advice we need this October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Originally posted By Erica Carulli MICHIGAN—”Now, every time I witness a strong person, I want to know: What darkness did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes.” That quote comes from Katherine MacKenett and rings true to me as many of our loved ones are struggling financially, socially, and emotionally… [ Read More ]

Gov. Whitmer Proclaims October As DVAM in Michigan

October 2020: Domestic Violence Awareness Month WHEREAS, domestic violence perpetrators intentionally use a pattern of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, and/or economic coercion and abuse to control their intimate partners, violating their dignity, security, and both psychological and physical well-being; and,   WHEREAS, domestic violence perpetrators cause significant and long-lasting trauma to countless individuals and families;… [ Read More ]

Inclusive Sexual Health Matters

September is Sexual Health Awareness month and access to sexual health is a social justice issue. Even more than that, representation within sexual health field is a social justice issue. Comprehensive sexual health education helps achieve reproductive justice. I’ve described the need for sexual health education in previous blogs (right here and here) and noted… [ Read More ]

In Times Like These Self-Care Is Essential

This is an unprecedented time in which we’re all being called to practice social distancing. This may mean staying at home, or you may be going into work as an essential member of society who is maintaining our ability to function through this crisis. Then once you’re able to be at home you practice social… [ Read More ]

Today We Mourn RBG, Tomorrow We Fight For Her Legacy!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG. Notorious RBG. She is a symbol of determination, equity, and change. A true feminist icon, RBG’s legacy to enhance women’s liberation is unparalleled. While RBG’s legal contributions have shaped our nation, her influence expands far beyond the legal realm.   Her empowerment transcends generations of people and her popularity has led… [ Read More ]

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