Following are projects that MCEDSV is currently engaged in to help end domestic and sexual violence in Michigan
Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances, Focusing in Outcomes for Communities United with States - DELTA FOCUS
MCEDSV continues our work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the new DELTA FOCUS Project. Building on our work under the original DELTA Project, DELTA FOCUS seeks to reduce first‐time occurrences of domestic violence by supporting social change and education efforts of local coordinated community response teams, with a specific emphasis on approaches that reflect the outer levels of the social ecology.
Building the Safety Net Project - BSN
MCEDSV continues making great progress on the innovative Building the Safety Net Project (BSN). Original funding for the project was generously provided by the McGregor Fund. The goal of BSN is to increase long‐term sustainability and capacity of domestic violence programs in the City of Detroit.
In spring 2011, MCEDSV received a two‐year Engaging Men grant from the Department of Justice through the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). The goal of the project is to create successful, sustainable, community specific programming to effectively engage men and boys in the movement to end violence against women. MCEDSV is one of the 23 inaugural recipients of the Engaging Men grants, and our work with three local communities is an extention of our existing Mobiliizing Men in Michigan initiative.
The project period was extended, and MCEDSV staff and technical assistance partners have provided training and support to our three local MOU partners. They are utilizing their access to materials and site-tailored technical assistance for implemention of their local level plans.
Partners Against Violence and Injustice in Michigan (PAVIM)
In October 2010, MCEDSV received a three-year Education, Training, and Enhanced Services to End Violence and Abuse of Adults with Disabilities grant from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to create sustainable, systemic changes within organizations that will result in effective services for adults with disabilities and/or who are deaf who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. The focus in Michigan is to increase physical, programmatic, and attitudinal accessibility and responsiveness for adults with developmental disabilities who have experienced DV/SV in Michigan.
The project partners working with MCEDSV include Arc Michigan, Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University, and the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition. The Project Partners have created a Collaboration Charter, selected a pilot site community (Washtenaw County,) conducted a Needs Assessment and created a Strategic Plan for addressing gaps and barriers.
The project period was extended for an additional year and implementation of the Strategic Plan is now underway. Cross trainings of project partners has begun, and new resources are in development.