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 Meetings fall 2018 - spring 2019

All 3 - 4:30 at the MISD Education Building (44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp MI) 

September 21
November 16
January 18
March 15
May 17

4 - part series at MCC in partnership with MMII

All 9am - 12noon at MCC Center Campus
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September 21: Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence
October 12: Organizing to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence
November 2: Healthy Relationships, Healthy Communities
December 7: Consent

For a full description of these training sessions or to see our winter/spring 2019 dates, click here

Safe & Together Direct Service Training

When: Thursday, October 4 9am - 4pm
Where: MISD (44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI)
Registration: click here. Registration closes 2 weeks before the event, or when the event is full. 

The Safe & Together Implementation Committee of the HSCB is offering a Safe & Together Direct Service Training on October 4, 2018 from 9am - 4pm at the MISD (44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, MI). Social work and education CEs are available for this training. This is a duplicate of the June 7, 2018 training. 

Participants in this full day training session for front line staff, case workers, screeners/intake staff, therapists, counselors, coaches, teachers, or equivalent staff can expect:
1) Introduction of the Safe & Together model
2) 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. Please email to ask any additional questions.


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

Get in touch to find out more about the MCDVC