Respond

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.

Prevent

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.

Connect

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 field trip to ACCESS

When: Friday, March 16 10am - 2pm
Where: ACCESS offices, Dearborn MI 
Registration: closed

Please join the MCDVC as we visit with the amazing folks at ACCESS, a nonprofit organization focusing on community service, cultural and social entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyles, education, and philanthropy. After their presentation about their domestic violence prevention and intervention services at our November meeting, MCDVC members asked for a group trip to their Dearborn location. ACCESS is building its Macomb County presence through an office in Sterling Heights, which makes this a perfect time to learn more about their important work.  For more information about ACCESS, please visit: https://www.accesscommunity.org/

The goals of the field trip are to 1) learn more about the needs of survivors of domestic violence from Arab American communities 2) increase referrals between MCDVC member organizations and ACCESS and 3) learn about their wrap around service model. 

We will visit ACCESS offices, share lunch, and then tour the Arab American National Museum (http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/) and the Islamic Center of America (http://www.icofa.com/).
The event is free

Healthy Relationships, Healthy Communities

When: Friday, March 23 9am - 12noon
Where: UC1, Center Campus, Macomb Community College

Registration: Please register through My Macomb (Macomb.edu/webadvisor). If you have trouble, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or MMII@macomb.edu

This seminar from the Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council (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.

Safe & Together Supervisor Training

When: Tuesday, April 17 9am - 12noon
Where: MISD

Registration: use this form. Registration closes April 3

This half day training session for Agency Directors, Supervisors, Program Managers, second tier management or equivalent staff will 
· Introduce the Safe & Together model
· Provide supervisory and policy 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.

Safe & Together Supervisor Training

When: Thursday, April 19 1pm - 4pm
Where: MISD

Registration: use this form. Registration closes April 5

This half day training session for Agency Directors, Supervisors, Program Managers, second tier management or equivalent staff will 
· Introduce the Safe & Together model
· Provide supervisory and policy 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.

Consent

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

Registration: Please register through My Macomb (Macomb.edu/webadvisor). If you have trouble, please contact MMII at 586.498.4031 or MMII@macomb.edu

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) 


Topic:
Survivor Centered responses to survivors of Human Trafficking by Merkeb Yohannes 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** 

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

Title

"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
President

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Anne Bicego
Treasurer

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Dr. Linda Bajdo
Board Member

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Steve Candela
Board Member

Contact Us

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