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

MCEDSV Serving LGBTQ+ Survivors of Partner Abuse and Sexual Violence Training

MCEDSV has partnered with MI Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, Gay and Queer Survivors of Abuse to offer an exceptional training opportunity for community members and partners. The training is designed for people who have knowledge about domestic and sexual violence, but would like a better understanding and working knowledge about LGBTQ+ people, communities and our experiences of partner abuse and sexual violence.

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: HAVEN, 801 Vanguard, Pontiac MI 48341
Fee: $20
Register: Through the MCEDSV here


2017 - 2018 meetings

The MCDVC is on summer break! We'll meet again on:

September 15: Understanding Non-Fatal Strangulation with Renae Diegel, RN, BBL, SANE-A, CFN, CMI-III, CFC, DABFE, DABNE, FACFEI

3 - 4:30 at MISD Educational Building, 44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township MI

Save the date for these future meetings, topics TBA:
November 17
January 19
March 16
May 18


Fall 2017 workshops at MCC

September 22, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm
Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence

October 6, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm 
Organizing to Prevent Domestic and Sexual Violence

November 10, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm
Healthy Relationships, Healthy Communities

December 1, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm

All workshops are held at Macomb Room, J Building, South Campus and registration is required after August 20 through MMII at MCC.

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