On April 28th, Through These Doors’ Executive Director Rebecca Hobbs joined Maine’s Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel. At a virtual press event, they presented the panel’s 13th Biennial Report. This year’s report includes a 20-year lookback at domestic abuse homicide in Maine, identifying areas of progress and work still to be done.
Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) Executive Director Francine Garland Stark spoke at the event, saying “In each case it reviews, the members of the Homicide Review Panel honors the lives lost by seeking to understand what happened. Not only in the moment of the homicide but in the time before. What might anyone have done to prevent this tragedy? What professional disciplines implicate? What is our role in creating necessary change?”
The Report notes recommendations for our public health and justice system. It underscores the importance of creating inclusive communities and an economy that all thrive, access healthcare, and critical help free from barriers. Learn more and access the Report at www.MCEDV.org.