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Wanda J. Merriweather Receives Visionary Voice Award From The National Sexual Violence Resource Center

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Honorees include lawmakers, advocates, activists, forensic nurses, local organizations, and more  HARRISBURG, PA – The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) announced today 29 recipients of its 2021 Visionary Voice Awards — a diverse group of honorees from across the country who represent a wide range of disciplines and were… [ 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 ]

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 ]

Governor Whitmer Signs Bill for Supplemental   Funding to Support COVID-19 Response  

  Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 690, which appropriates nearly $880 million in federal funding to support various COVID-19 response actions across the state.   The supplemental budget includes a number of provisions that allow assist Michigan in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, help small business weather the difficult economic conditions created by COVID-19,… [ Read More ]

SCOTUS: Employers Shouldn’t Fire People for Being Gay or Transgender

As pride month, 2020 comes to a close, we at the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence would like to applaud the decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia.  There, the Court held that employment discrimination against someone for being gay or transgender is discrimination on the… [ Read More ]

MCEDSV’s Official Statement On Jail and Prison Release and COVID-19

Contact: Sarah Prout-Rennie, JD MCEDSV Executive Director (517) 347-7000 EXT 14   ###  PRESS RELEASE April 6, 2020 For Immediate Release   MCEDSV STATEMENT ON JAIL AND PRISON RELEASE and COVID-19 The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) represents over 73 domestic and sexual assault shelters and service providers. On behalf… [ Read More ]

Dealing With The Death Of An Offender

On January 26th, 2020, nine people – including basketball star Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna – died in a horrific helicopter crash. While most of the world is mourning the loss of a basketball star and legend, others are struggling to navigate the complexities of Bryant’s legacy. Doting father (#girldad), loving husband, racial equity… [ Read More ]