Please Meet The ADA Staff
Please Meet The ADA Staff
Barksdale, MSW, LMSW, CAAC, earned his Bachelor of Social Work (1992)
and Master of Social Work (1999) degrees from Wayne State University. He
has worked for the City of Detroit Department of Human services Drug Treatment
Division (DHSDTP) since 1994; Joseph's experiences involve working with
patients who are dual diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse
problems in and outpatient treatment setting.
Joseph has worked as the HIV coordinator for DHS/DTD for the past 12
years. Joseph also developed and facilitated a Co-Ed Recovery and I.M.P.A.C.T
(a skills building workshop) groups to address patient needs.
Joseph has worked with Family Services of Wayne County as a domestic
violence facilitator and Individual/Family therapist. Joseph's counseling
skills have been significantly broadened and enhanced through his years
of working in Detroit area.
K. Cape ACSW, LMSW Joined the ADA Team in May 2001. Jeffrie Cape is
the director of Charron Services where she provides individual counseling
adults, children and families with a variety of issues. Additionally she
designed and facilitates HEAL a BIP and WEAVE (for women arrested for using
force) coordinated with community corrections. She also works part time
for ADA, facilitating groups, supervising staff and writing curriculum.
Jeffrie received a Masters in Social Science Administration from Case
Western Reserve’s School of Applied Social Science in 1984. She started
working with specialized foster care programs where she developed an expertise
in survivors of child sexual assault and substance abuse. She has worked
in several outpatient substance abuse programs. She spent several years
working as an EAP where she developed an expertise in Critical Incident
Stress Debriefings (CISD). She has provided CISD to a number of corporations.
While working for Family Service Inc. she developed the SAVE (Strategies
Against Violent Encounters) program for batterer intervention.
She was an early member in the grass roots group, which developed into
BISC-MI (Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan) and has
served on the board ever since. She served as the chair of BISC-MI from
2001-2002. She served on the Governor’s Task Force for the development
of Batterer Intervention Standards. She has been a member of the Wayne
County Council Against Family Violence and has served on several committees,
including the Fatality Review Team. She was also a recipient of the 2001
Spirit Award. She has also been a member of the Oakland County Council
Against Domestic Violence. She was instrumental in the development and
implementation of the Wayne County jail based Batterer Intervention/Substance
Additionally, Jeffrie has provided numerous training’s to corporations,
community groups and professionals on domestic violence, substance abuse,
parenting, supervision, and other topical issues.
Luna Cruz, is a native of Oaxaca, Mexico. He joined ADA team in 2008,
and facilitates the Spanish speaking group NoMás with Bobbie Ebsen.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Teaching Foreign Languages from Universidad
Benito Juarez de Oaxaca. While studying his bachelor’s Jorge received
a one year fellowship in Kalamazoo College in Michigan, in 2001. During
this year, Jorge taught Spanish language laboratories at different levels.
In the summer of the same year, Jorge participated in a teaching assistant
internship in the San Diego Community College District, in California.
He was a classroom aide for mildly to moderate mentally disabled Asian
adults learning English as a Second Language.
In 2004, Jorge volunteered at a shelter for indigenous girls called
Protección a la Joven de Oaxaca A. C. for two years. There he taught
a 6 months EFL (English as a Foreign Language) course. With the support
of other members of the shelter staff, Jorge also coordinated and carried
out socialization activities, like dancing classes, and field trips, as
a way of softening the social impact that the girls had from coming from
their small communities from different regions of the state into the city
Right after college, in 2003, Jorge volunteered as a treasure assistant
for the community of Santiago Zoochila, located in the mountains of the
Sierra Juárez in Oaxaca, Mexico. During this year, Jorge also formed
groups of teenagers and started different activities, such as, teaching
them how to use computers, reforestation, talks for gender equity, and
English tutoring for the ones attending middle school.
After going back to the city of Oaxaca, in 2004, Jorge became the local
director of an exchange program that sends students that want to learn
Spanish to Oaxaca. During the same year, Jorge became the manager of foreign
affairs for a local publishing company, and also translated children books
into Spanish. While having these two positions, in 2005, Jorge was nominated
to be the president of his neighborhood’s committee, to deal with the wellbeing
of the neighborhood in front of the Oaxaca City government and the State
government. With this opportunity, Jorge coordinated activities related
to community improvement, including security, health, social development,
education, and infrastructure.
At the end of 2007, Jorge moved to the US and has been volunteering
in the Ypsilanti Senior Center as a Spanish teacher for adults participating
in a prevention of Alzheimer program. Also, he has been volunteering at
the First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti as a teacher in the ESL
program of the church. He believes that lack of education in any field
will put an individual in an enormous disadvantage within society.
Gonzalez MSW, LLMSW is currently an ADA Facilitator at Catholic Social
Services at the Packard location and at the Washtenaw County Jail. In 1993
Terri received her first experience with domestic violence at Safe House
working with women being sheltered there; she facilitated a group
at the Washtenaw County Jail for incarcerated women who had experienced
domestic violence and also worked with women on a one to one basis who
were currently or previously victimized by domestic violence.
Terri next worked for a local agency who serviced those making the transition
from jail or prison to the community. Terri became certified in Moral Reconation
Therapy(MRT) and ran a MRT group along with a group for women at the Washtenaw
County Jail. Terri developed and facilated a group for women on probation
for assualtive behavior. Upon the closure of this agency Terri gained experience
in substance abuse as a therapist doing one on one short term therapy,
facilitated an adolescent Intensive Outpatient Group (lOP), and women's
group facilitator. While there, Terri was the coordinator and representative
to the Mid Michigan Council for women with substance abuse for the agency.
Terri received her MSW in 2004 from Eastern Michigan University where
she had internships at Michigan Community Mental Health and a 20 hour a
week, 7month internship in a State Facility serving prison inmates with
severe mental illness. Here Terri received experience co-facilitating groups
for prisoners with co-existing conditions (often mental illness and substance
abuse) and Borderline Personality. Terri also counseled prisoners one on
one on issues relating to discharge to the community or a prison setting.
Terri later worked at Gratiot Hospital in a partial hospitalization
program for those with mental illness. Terri also co- facilitated two batterer
intervention groups through Women's Aid in Mid Michigan.
In 2006 Terri moved back to the Ann Arbor area and worked as a Medical
Social Worker with a Hospice organization, counseling patients and families
with life limiting illness. Terri joined the staff of ADA in late 2007.
Young Larance is a Fulbright Scholar and social work practitioner whose
publications, trainings, and practical work focus on meeting the needs
of marginalized women and their families. Lisa currently serves as the
Domestic Violence Intervention Services Coordinator at Catholic Social
Services of Washtenaw County (CSSW). In addition to coordinating the community-based
ADA Program, Lisa coordinates the homeless shelter-based Expanding Options
Program, jail-based Choices Program, and the community-based RENEW Program.
here for copy of Larance Bio (Adobe pdf. file)
Lisa is the founder of two innovative community-based programs providing
intervention, advocacy, and support for women who have used force in their
relationships: Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc.’s Vista Program http://www.jbws.org/publications.html
and CSSW’s RENEW Program www.csswashtenaw.org/renew.
In 2012 Lisa and CSSW colleagues wrote, developed, and implemented Meridians
for Incarcerated Women, a prison-based program for women who have experienced,
perpetrated, survived, and/or witnessed domestic violence. To encourage
discussion and resource sharing among professionals involved in the lives
of women who have used force, Lisa launched and moderates the international
Building upon that effort, Lisa chaired the first national conference
addressing women’s use of force titled: “When SHE Hits HIM: Why Gender
and Context Matter” www.biscmi.org/wshh.
In addition, Lisa is a consultant to Harmony House’s Nurturing Heart
Women’s Violence Prevention Project, Hong Kong, China. Lisa provided
Hong Kong-based training and technical assistance to Harmony House staff
members and service providers in November 2012.
Lisa Young Larance and Queenie Tao, Executive Director, Harmony House,
Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2012
Multiple organizations have hosted Lisa’s trainings including: the American
Judges Association, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the
South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Louisiana Coalition
Against Domestic Violence, and the Michigan Judicial Institute.
Lisa is also an Editorial Review Board member of the international,
interdisciplinary journal Violence Against Women: http://vaw.sagepub.com/
Lisa Young Larance’s Publications Include:
Larance, L.Y., Cape, J.K., and Garvin, D.J.H., (2012). Meridians
for Incarcerated Women: Facilitator Manual. Catholic Social Services
of Washtenaw County: Ann Arbor, MI. http://www.csswashtenaw.org/ada/bridges/MeridiansIWFacilitatorManual09152012.pdf
Larance, L.Y., Cape, J.K., and Garvin, D.J.H., (2012). Meridians
for Incarcerated Women: Participant Workbook. Catholic Social
Services of Washtenaw County: Ann Arbor, MI. http://www.csswashtenaw.org/ada/bridges/MeridiansIWParticipantWorkbook09152012.pdf
Larance, L.Y. and Dasgupta, S.D., guest editors (2012). Special
Issue: Contemporary issues on battered women’s use of nonfatal force in
their intimate heterosexual relationships, Violence Against Women,
Volume 18, Number 9.
Larance, L.Y. and Dasgupta, S.D., (2012). Guest editor introduction,
Special Issue: Contemporary issues on battered women’s use of nonfatal
force in their intimate heterosexual relationships, Violence Against
Women, Volume 18, Number 9, pp 1004-1007.
Larance, L.Y. (2012). Commentary on Wilson, Woods, Emerson and Donenberg;
The necessity for practitioner vigilance in assessing the full context
of an individual’s life experiences, Psychology of Violence: Special
Issue on Cooccurance Among Forms of Violence, Volume 2, Number 2, pp
Larance, L. Y. (Spring 2010). When she hits him: Why the institutional
response deserves reconsideration; Reprinted with permission for the RESPECT
Programme’s Spring Newsletter, London, England, United Kingdom.
Larance, L.Y. (2010). Addressing battered women’s use of nonlethal
force in intimate heterosexual relationships, Jewish Women International:
Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community. February 2010 E-Newsletter.
Larance, L.Y., Hoffman, A., and Shivas, J. (2009). VISTA Program
Curriculum: An Extended View of Serving Women Who Use Force.
Jersey Center for Nonviolence Publication: Morristown, NJ.
Larance, L. Y. (Winter 2007). When she hits him: Why the
institutional response deserves reconsideration, Violence Against
Women Newsletter: Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan,
Volume 5, Issue 4, pp. 11-19. http://www.csswashtenaw.org/renew/PAAMWinter_07articleonly.pdf
Larance, L. Y. (2006). Serving Women Who Use Force in Their Intimate
Heterosexual Relationships: An Extended View, Violence Against Women,
Volume 12, Number 7, pp 622-640.
Larance, L. Y. and Porter, M. L. (2004). Observations from Practice:
Support Group Membership as a Process of Social Capital Formation among
Female Survivors of Domestic Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence,
Volume 19, Number 6, pp 676-690.
Larance, L. Y. and Malik, R. (July 2002). Creating Community in a United
States City: Bangladeshi Women Share Their Immigrant Experiences, research
report (reprint). Anannya: a Bangla monthly journal, Year 14, Number
Larance, L.Y. (January 2001). Fostering social capital through
NGO design: Grameen Bank membership in Bangladesh, Journal of
International Social Work, Volume 44, Number 1, pp 7-18.
Womack joined the ADA Team in the Fall of 2002. Treaty brings with
her a diverse wealth of experience ranging from work with abused and neglected
adolescents to a career spanning over 20 years as a professional musician.
Treaty has performed with such artists as; Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson,
Barry White, Isley Brothers, Teddy Pendergrass, Bootsy Collins, The Dramatics,
Martha Reeves, The Funk Brothers, Frank Beverly Maze, Norma Jean Bell,
The GAP Band, George Clinton, Lymon Woodard, Marcus Belgrave, Teddy Harris,
Harold McKinnon, Ben Vereen, Avail Ailey Dance Theater, Dance Theater of
Harlem, Clifford Fears Dance Theater, and the Katherine Dunham Dance Theater.
Treaty performed in the movie “Standing
in the Shadows of Motown”. This movie was released in the Fall of 2002
and in February 2003 received two Grammy Awards. Additionally Treaty performed
along with the Funk Brothers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in February
2003 for the induction of The Funk Brothers into the Hall of Fame.
Treaty has a strong interest and devotion to creating change through this
unique blend of social work and the arts. 2007 marked the release of A
Soulful Tale of Two Cities a 2-CD set on which Treaty performed
for information on the music CD
The photograph to the right was taken on 2-21-03 at the Conference
on Healing Through the Arts and the Media, in Detroit Michigan. The Institute
on Domestic Violence in the African American Community conducted this conference.
Treaty wrote and performed a song entitled “I Gave Her Flowers Today”
at the conference.
written and performed
David J.H. Garvin MSW, LMSW
Chief Operating Officer
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
ADA Founder and Former ADA Program Director
here for copy of Garvin Bio (Adobe pdf. file)
David J. H. Garvin MSW, LMSW was appointed to Chief Operating Officer
of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County in November 2011. Prior
to this and for many years David served as the Senior Director at Catholic
Social Services of Washtenaw County (www.csswashtenaw.org).
During this tenure David was responsible for the management of the Alternatives
to Domestic Aggression Program (ADA: (www.csswashtenaw.org/ada),
served as the Clinical Director for the Behavioral Health Services program,
Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Program Manager for the Supervised
Parenting & Exchange Program and the Adoption and Pregnancy Programs
of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County.
David received his Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan
University in 1983 and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State
University in 1986. In 1986 he founded the ADA Program in Toledo Ohio.
In 1987 he began ADA in Ann Arbor, Michigan at Catholic Social Services
of Washtenaw County. In October 1990 the Eastern Michigan University School
of Social Work named David the Distinguished Alumni of the Year. In 1994,
David also began serving as an Interim Co-Director for the HAVEN M.E.N.S.
Program in Pontiac Michigan and once a permanent Director was hired served
as a Program Consultant for an additional year. David has been featured
on local, regional, and national television and his work in batterer intervention
has been highlighted in newspapers, magazines, and state and national social
work publications. David has authored articles in Medical Society Bulletins,
Family Law Journals, and Employee Assistance Professional magazines. David
is a founding member of the Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of
Michigan (BISC-MI) and served as Co-chair
for the first three years of the organization’s history.
David has been a member of the Ann Arbor Domestic Violence Coordinating
Board and the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Domestic Violence Advisory Council.
David served on the Michigan Judicial Institute PPO CD-I Advisory Council
and was the Chair of the Ypsilanti Domestic Violence Coordinating Board.
David is a frequently requested speaker throughout the state of Michigan
and around the country. David has been an administrative/clinical supervisor
and consultant to individuals and programs who have chosen to begin working
in the field of batterer intervention. In May 1997 David was appointed
by Governor John Engler (Michigan) to Co-Chair the Governor’s Task Force
on Batterer Intervention Standards. This project was completed in June
1998. In 1998 David was appointed to the Domestic Violence Benchbook Advisory
Committee of the Michigan Judicial Institute. David has served as a faculty
member to the Michigan Judicial Institute.
In October of 1997, David J.H. Garvin was recognized with an award commending
his contribution to the state of Michigan for "Sustaining a Coordinated
Community Response to Domestic Violence, In Recognition of Your Collaborative
Efforts to End Domestic Violence". The Award was given at the Summit III
on October 22, 1997, by the Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment
Board, Michigan Family Independence Agency.
In May 1997 David was appointed by Governor John Engler (Michigan) to
Co-Chair the Governor’s Task Force on Batterer Intervention Standards.
This project involved the creation of a multi-disciplinary task force.
The standards were completed in June 1998. David is pictured here with
Governor John Engler and former Lt. Governor Connie Binsfield during the
press conference introducing the completed State Standards.
In November 2002 David began serving on the Michigan Domestic Violence
Prevention and Treatment Boards (MDVPTB) Advisory Council for the Grants
to Encourage Arrests (GTEA). This was awarded to MDVPTB, in collaboration
with the U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern and Western Districts, Michigan's
Attorney General, PAAM, MCADSV, MJI, MSP and MCOLES, in order to convene
an advisory task force of federal, state, local and tribal representatives
of criminal justice and domestic violence service providers agencies, with
the purpose of improving coordination and communication in the response
to domestic violence in Michigan.
In 2002, David, along with others from Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw
County launched an outreach effort to over 400 religious and faith-based
communities in Washtenaw County to help them come together in a meaningful
way to discuss issues related to non-violence. This project grew into a
coordinated effort called the Washtenaw County Faith Based Council Against
In March of 2003 David was elected to serve as the Chair Elect of the
Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan with a term beginning
March 2004-05. It was during this term that David Chaired the International
conference entitled FROM ROOTS TO WINGS: The Future of Batterer Intervention.
This conference was held November 2nd through the 4th, 2005. For
more information on the ground-breaking conference please click here.
Over 550 people from around the world were in attendance at this ground
breaking conference. At this conference, David was once again elected as
the Chair of the new Board for BISC-MI with a term ending in 2008.
In May of 2003 David was asked to serve on the Line of Service Immersion
Review by the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.
This project was completed within the month.
In January of 2004 David was asked to serve on the Statewide DELTA Project
Advisory Board (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership
Through Alliances). Michigan is one of only fourteen states to receive
this funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This
project is expected to end at the end of 2006.
In April of 2005 David was asked to serve on the Michigan Domestic Violence
Prevention and Treatment Board, Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement
Standards Research Advisory Committee. Also in April of 2005 David was
asked to serve on the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative-Victims Committee
David served as the Program Manager of the Families First of Michigan
Program from 2000-2005 for Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
contracts in Jackson, Hillsdale and Branch counties. David is also the
Clinical Director of the Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County Behavioral
Health Services and Substance Abuse Treatment Program. In addition
David serves as the Director of the Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw
County Adoption and Pregnancy Programs
as well as the Supervised
Parenting and Exchange Program.
2007 David and Jeffrie Cape were asked by the Michigan Department of Corrections
to develop programming for men in prison called BRIDGES. The philosophy
and function of BRIDGES is Men who have been incarcerated for short or
long duration are exposed to the myriad issues of domestic violence, male
responsibility and accountability. We believe that it is valuable to provide
a forum where men are given the opportunity to discuss their experiences
of perpetrating domestic violence. It is in this forum, that men, possibly
for the first time, will experience not only an education about domestic
violence but will benefit from the introspective challenge of discussing
their beliefs, attitudes and behaviors about domestic violence. This class
meets for 2 hours three times per week to have discussions as outlined
in this curriculum. An additional function of the BRIDGES Preparation Program
is to promote active and accountable participation in a long-term batterer
intervention program once they complete the BRIDGES Preparation Program.
In the Fall of 2007 the Governor of Kentucky commissioned David as a
Kentucky Colonel in recognition of his work to end domestic violence.
CSSW Program Director David Garvin Named NASW-Michigan "Social Worker
of the Year"
Pictured with Executive Director of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw
County, Larry Voight on April 15, 2009 after the awards ceremony.
below from the CSSW 50th Anniversary News
CSSW Senior Director David Garvin MSW, LMSW, has been named
the 2009 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) -Michigan Social
Worker of the Year. He earned the prestigious honor for his work in
the areas of domestic violence, mental health and adoption.
Notably, David helped to create and promulgate standards for intervention
services to batterers that have made a difference throughout Michigan and
beyond," said CSSW President Lawrence Voight. "We are proud of this
deserved recognition of David's work and leadership."
Garvin is the program director of the Alternatives to Domestic Aggression
(ADA), Behavioral Health Services, Substance Abuse Treatment, Pregnancy,
Adoption, and the Supervised Parenting and Exchange Programs. A national
leader in the field of batterer intervention, he has been employed at CSSW
He received the honor April 15 at the NASW-MI Annual Conference in Lansing.
With 150,000 members nationally, NASW is the world's largest organization
of professional social workers.
David J. H. Garvin BISC-MI Chair and Conference Chair, pictured with
Catherine Pierce, Acting Director, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S.
Department of Justice and Debi Cain, Executive Director, The Michigan Domestic
Violence Prevention and Treatment Board at the 14th
Annual BISC-MI conference.
David J. H. Garvin and Lisa Young Larance with Judge Susan B. Carbon,
Director of the Office on Violence Against Women, at The New Hampshire
governor’s commission on Domestic and sexual violence, sixteenth statewide
conference on Domestic and sexual violence and stalking, Manchester, New
Hampshire, May 20-21, 2010
was a participant in the roundtable discussions in 2009-2010 that resulted
in the report, Doing the Work and Measuring the Progress from The
Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) and the National Institute of Justice.
Click the picture for the full report.
It’s a Matter of Choice
The men, clad in jumpsuits and slippers, would probably rather be almost
anywhere else but here. The place - Washtenaw
County Jail; the forum -The ADA CHOICES PROGRAM.
Nearly every man in the room is in jail for domestic violence. Every
one has a story; some deny they did anything wrong and are stuck in justifying
what they did and why they did it. That is what makes this program so
important and so effective - it peels back the layers of a distorted
belief system. The men certainly aren’t coddled, and excuses are left
at the door. All attendees must refer to their victims by name, not “she,”
“that woman” (or worse) and take full responsibility for their abuse in
an intense, and at times, confrontational manner.
Men involved in Choices leave better prepared to reenter society,
after which they are required to continue attending ADA classes at the
CSS office, explains Program Coordinator Lori Knott. Interestingly,
she adds, “the advantage to the jail program is the men appear to own their
behavior quicker than the men in the (outside) ADA program. They tell us,
‘in jail there are fewer distractions, more time to think.’ The men named
the group ‘Choices,’ as this gives a framework to eliminating the excuses
of being drunk, being angry, or ‘it just happened.’”
As Choices peer facilitator, Gary Bushong is quick to recognize when
participants start dismantling, or “unpacking.” When one group member
says he feels he doesn’t need to attend any more and knows what he needs
to do, Gary challenges him. “Do you go into a church, and after attending
47 times, say I’m done, I know everything I need to? Of course not…you
keep on going.” He continues, “Every time I walk out of one of these groups,
I am not the same as when I walked in. Every time.”
There is a National movement towards “Mentoring”. In ADA, Mentoring
is the process in which members who are familiar with the program go out
of their way to help others understand the it, establish goals and develop
the skills to reach them. Utilizing Gary as a Peer Facilitator is the next
step in this progression of Mentoring. Gary’s personal experience enables
him to command the group’s respect. He speaks their language, and they
in turn listen.
"There is no question that they see Gary differently," says ADA Program
Director David Garvin. “Gary’s credentials and credibility are his life
experiences. They value his expertise and his ability to relate to them.”
Garvin continues, “Not only is this useful for the men whom Gary speaks
with and teaches from his personal struggles and experiences, it is beneficial
for Gary in his day by day reconstruction of his belief systems, learning
more about himself and “giving back”.
The men in Choices are required to attend two sessions, twice a week
for six weeks while incarcerated. The program, established nearly three
years ago, is just one part of a county-wide demonstration initiative to
connect law enforcement, courts, and local agencies in an effort to identify,
prosecute and ultimately, reduce domestic violence.
From 2000 to 2005, ADA was one of the partners in the Washtenaw
County Judicial Oversight Demonstration Initiative and received funding
for this service from the JODI.
This program was funded Fall of 2006 to Fall 2007 by the Washtenaw
County Community Corrections Department. ADA has offered this important
community service without direct funding since the Fall of 2007.