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

Healthy Relationships, Healthy Communities 

When: Friday, November 10, 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 seminar from the MCDVC discusses the skills needed to have healthy, safe and fair relationships in our personal and professional lives; and how we create communities that support them. Participants will be able to identify and practice healthy relationship skills such as negotiation and conflict management.  

MCDVC Meeting

When: Friday, November 17, 3 - 4:30 pm
Where: MISD Education Building (44001 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp)
Topic:  Primary Prevention in Arab and Muslim Communities 
Layla Elabed and Amanda Ajrouche

The Domestic Violence Prevention Program is a collaborative partnership between the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) and the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center through Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA).
Mission: This program focuses on mobilizing the community and creating an environment that allows community members to promote healthy relationships and serve collectively as a team to end Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). This team is called the ACCESS Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT). Participating members receive appropriate training, resources and tools to contribute to the ultimate goal of ending violence in the community.


When: Friday, December 1 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

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.



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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