An interview with Julia Colpitts, the Executive Director of the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. Julia affirms that Maine has reached a tipping point, where the recent murders of wives by their husbands has made it clear to everyone that change needs to happen. We discussed the current legislation that is pending in Maine to prevent offenders from being let out on bail without a criminal background check, that includes strangulation as a prosecutable offense, and that mandates a risk assessment to identify those abusers most at risk for lethal violence. Julia reports the ways that the mental health community has not always served victims well, by failing to do risk assessments, or by referring to couples therapy which can put the woman more at risk for violence. Julia describes the importance of engaging men to speak out clearly and powerfully about the necessity of treating women with love and respect.