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Michael Shermis

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City of Bloomington Department of Community and Family Resources

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Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition Invites Public to Attend 2021 Spring Conference

Bloomington, Ind. – The Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition invites community members to attend its 2021 spring conference on April 8 and 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m each day via Zoom video conferencing. The conference Ending Violence Together: Addressing Key Needs Described by Survivors will feature a keynote address by Colleen Yeakle, Coordinator of Prevention Initiatives, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Featuring presenters from around the state, the conference will also offer workshops on survivor support, community safety, housing support for survivors, inclusive service delivery,  influencing policy and legislation, upending bias, practical interventions to support survivors with brain injuries, and more. More information on the workshops and presenters is available at https://tinyurl.com/mcdvc2021conferenceprogram

Registration to attend the conference is available at https://tinyurl.com/mcdvc2021registration for a $25 fee (with scholarships available). Together with the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, the event is sponsored by Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Erika Oliphant, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Middle Way House.

The Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition (MCDVC) is committed to improving our community’s response to domestic violence issues through communication and coordination of services. Major projects of the coalition include an annual statistics booklet, a biennial domestic violence awareness conference, and the implementation and monitoring of an audit of our community’s response to domestic violence.  Membership in the MCDVC is open to service providers, representatives from local communities of faith, and other organizations concerned with the elimination of domestic violence in our community.  More information about the MCDVC is available at https://bloomington.in.gov/boards/domestic-violence.