Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board

The Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDVPTB) was established within the Michigan Department of Human Services in 1978 by state legislation that created a Governor-appointed Board responsible for focusing state activity on domestic violence. In 2012, Governor Rick Snyder issued an executive order creating the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, and transferring to it all of the MDSVPTB's authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities. The Board administers state and federal funding for domestic violence shelters and advocacy services, develops and recommends policy, and develops and provides technical assistance and training.

The seven-member Board represents a cross-section of professions concerned with the crime of domestic violence. Members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Staff provided by the Department of Human Services assists the Board in carrying out their legislative charge.

Current Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Board Members

Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 30037
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone 517/373-8144  Fax: 517/241-8903

Help is available. See Michigan's Resource Directory or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224 TTD.