D V Coordinating Committee

We help develop new solutions and better responsiveness to domestic violence victims.

Domestic Violence is pervasive throughout our society, and it occurs between people of all backgrounds; it also a leading cause of injury to women and children. The Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee (DVCC) is a product of a Task Force convened in 1984 by the Mayor’s Office to gather information on the growing number of domestic violence cases in Baltimore City. Today the DVCC helps identify and implement improvements in system response to domestic violence and sexual assault through legislation, education, and policy development. The DVCC is overseen by the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

For more information on Baltimore City's Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence, please e-mail Mishawn Jones.

Committee representatives include participants from:

  • Administrative Judge of the District Court and Chair, Judge Keith Mathews
  • The State's Attorney's Office
  • Baltimore Police Department
  • Parole and Probation
  • Pretrial Release Services
  • Women's Law Center
  • House of Ruth
  • Mercy Medical
  • Sinai Hospital
  • Family League of Baltimore City
  • Adelante Familia
  • Sheriff's Office
  • United State's Navy

The goals of the committee are:

  • Coordinating a consistent message and response concerning domestic violence.
  • Promoting cooperation, coordination, and communication among the courts, criminal justice agencies, and service providers in Baltimore City.
  • Creating in Baltimore City a safe environment for victims of abuse.
  • Ensuring that abusers are held accountable for their illegal behavior.

Participating Agencies