Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment BoardThe 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 MDVPTB'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.
MICHIGAN DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION & TREATMENT BOARD
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 30037
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone 517/373-8144 Fax: 517/241-8903