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


When: Friday, May 4 9am - 12noon
Where: UC1, Center Campus, Macomb Community College

Registration: Please register through My Macomb ( If you have trouble, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or

Consent has become a buzzword for those seeking to address sexual assault on campus and in the larger community. But what does it mean? How does it work? Why is everyone so confused about consent? Through a workshop approach, we will examine the concept of consent together through practical examples and skill development. Participants can expect to deepen their own knowledge of consent and walk away with strategies to better practice consent in their own lives.

MCDVC Meeting

When: Friday, May 18 3 - 4:30pm
Where: MISD Education Building (44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp MI) 

Survivor Centered responses to survivors of Human Trafficking by Scott Zochowski from the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. For more information on the MCEDSV's approach to human trafficking, click here 

** This session WILL meet social work human trafficking education requirements** 

Safe & Together Direct Service Training

When: Thursday, June 7 9am - 4pm
Where: MISD
Registration: use this form. Registration closes May 24 or when the event is full

This full day training session for front line staff, case workers, screeners/intake staff, therapists, counselors, coaches, teachers or equivalent staff will introduce the Safe & Together Model and provide direct service ideas, tools and strategies for immediate implementation at your organization. 

This session is sponsored by Eric J. Smith, Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney & coordinated by the Human Services Coordinating Body.

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.

Become a Member


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

Get in touch to find out more about the MCDVC