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Ypsilanti Township Woman Is A Domestic Violence Survivor And She Will Not Be Silenced By Fear

Apr 3, 2018

Nicole Beverly, Advocate for better protections for women and domestic violence and stalking survivor.
Credit Nicole Beverly

Meet Nicole Beverly.  The Ypsilanti Township woman lives in fear every day that her ex-husband will be released from prison and follow through on his threats to kill her and the two children they share.  In this introductory interview, you'll hear of her ongoing story.  In the future, Ms. Beverly will update the WEMU audience on the court cases underway right now that seek to keep her ex behind bars.  You'll be told of her advocacy efforts to win better protections for women in dangerous situations, in the moment and through the legal process. 

To further familiarize you with Nicole Beverly's story, here are some newspaper articles that detail the ongoing legal saga that she, and her children, continue to live through. Thanks to the Detroit Free Press, MLive and The Lansing State Journal for their coverage of this case and the issues it brings forth. 

Victim of domestic violence shares emotional story with high school students

Convicted stalker Kevin Beverly to stand trial on extortion charge

Stalker ex-husband stays in prison for now

Prisoner plotted to slowly kill children in front of ex-wife, witness says

Abuse survivor plans to escape Michigan, a state where the law won't protect her

Bills proposed to protect Michigan domestic violence victims

If you, or someone you know, needs help there are resources available:

If the emergency is immediate, call 9-1-1. 

Safehouse Center in Washtenaw County -24-hour help line: 734-995-5444

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