Intimate partner and sexual violence are critical issues that call for community-oriented approaches to stopping violence before it can begin. In a two-year process, the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV), the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MD VP TB), and a multidisciplinary group of experienced prevention practitioners, stakeholders, and advocates formed a Prevention Steering Committee that conducted a statewide needs and resources assessment from which three goals (and priority populations) were developed to prevent the first-time occurrence of intimate partner and sexual violence. These goals are highlighted in this Executive Report. Michigan's plan uses a public health approach to benefit the largest group possible and emphasizes building the capacity of individuals, organizations and systems to more effectively identify, implement, and evaluate prevention strategies, especially those that prevent first-time perpetration.
*See also the Prevention Plan Brochure