We help our community respond to domestic violence by creating opportunities to learn about effective individual and institutional responses to survivors, batterers and children who experience domestic violence.


We can prevent domestic violence by promoting healthy, equitable relationships. We help our community think about the conversation related to domestic violence through the lens of promoting healthy, equitable relationships.


We create opportunities for people who care about these issues to connect with each other and with other organizations promoting this work.

We serve as a diverse, inclusive organization to promote a culture of healthy, equitable relationships through education, conversation, and community.

Upcoming Events

MCDVC Meeting

When: Friday, September 15 3 - 4:30 pm
Where: MISD Education Building (44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp)
Topic:  Understanding Non-Fatal Strangulation
Non-fatal strangulation is a medically significant event for survivors of domestic violence. In this discussion, we will learn more about the harm to survivors from non-fatal strangulation, how it occurs and what we can all do about it.  We will also discuss the new MCDVC task group, the Macomb County Strangulation Response Team (MCSRT), that includes representatives from the Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Clinton Township Police Department, Centerline Police Department, and Turning Point. Together, we are developing the protocols to test a promising intervention for homicide prevention in the County. 

Presenter: Renae Diegel, RN, BBL, SANE-A, CFN, CMI-III, CFC, DABFE, DABNE, FACFEI is a forensic nurse examiner, a former medical death investigator, and the program administrator of forensic nursing  services  for Turning Point’s Forensic Nurse Examiner Program. In her current positions, she provides services that include caring for living patients of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, trauma, and neglect.

Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence

When: Friday, September 22, 9am - 12noon
Where: Macomb Room, J Building, South Campus
Registration: Please register through My Macomb ( If you have trouble, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or 
This program, part of a project started in 2009 by the Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council (MCDVC), teaches how to recognize and respond to domestic violence. Participants get the skills to support survivors and provide interpersonal education in their personal or professional lives about domestic violence. 


Community Organizing to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence

When: Friday, October 6
Where: Macomb Room, J Building, South Campus
Registration: Please register through My Macomb ( If you have trouble, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will use community organizing tools to develop a plan of action to promote healthy relationships and prevent domestic/sexual violence. By building on the important work in this arena already happening at MCC, and by bringing new ideas to the table, participants will create social change objectives. At the end of the meeting, participants will commit to action on changing MCC campus community norms and institutional practices.


Our Work

Batterer Intervention

Macomb Community College

MI Network

A Day to End Domestic Violence: The Macomb County Prevention Summit

Model Domestic Violence Protocol for Law Enforcement

Fatality Review


"One of the best trainings to improve professional identity and competence. [It] created the sense of empowerment to make ethical decisions for the wellbeing of clients."

Participant in The Ethics of Responding to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Children

About Us

What does the Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council do?

At the MCDVC, we believe in giving people the tools they need to create healthy, safe and fair relationships within their circle of friends, family and co-workers. We use meetings, trainings, and workgroups to create a coordinated community response to domestic violence and to offer opportunities for professional discourse and networking. 

Our Mission is to develop and sustain a coordinated, broad based community response to domestic violence, to use all available community resources to eliminate domestic violence, and to support a comprehensive network of direct interventions and services for victims.

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Our Team

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Carmen Wargel
Chair of MCDVC

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Judge Joseph Oster

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Anne Bicego

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Dr. Linda Bajdo
Board Member

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Steve Candela
Board Member

Contact Us

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