David Garvin

A photo of David Garvin

Part-Time Lecturer

Social Work

319 Marshall

734.487.0393

[email protected]

Education

  • MSW, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1986
  • BSW, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 1983

Biography

David serves as the Vice President of Programs and Facilities of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he founded, supervised and directed the Alternatives to Domestic Aggression (ADA) Program. David also served as the Interim CEO/President of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County August 2016 – June 2017. David also serves as the Director of the Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center

David has been directly involved in the anti-domestic violence movement since 1986 when he founded the ADA Program. He is an Adjunct Lecturer with The Eastern Michigan University, School of Social Work and Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI.

David is a co-founder and current Chair of the Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI). He has served on numerous local and state boards and committees. He has conducted trainings, around the country and in Canada. David was named the 2009 National Association of Social Workers-Michigan (NASW-MI) Social Worker of the Year. In 2017 David was awarded the Glenn R. Winters Award from the American Judges Association.

Courses

  • Domestic Violence, Group Work, Social Service Organizations, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

Professional

Awards and Certifications:

  • Licensed Master Social Worker #6801058209.
  • David received the 2017 Glenn R. Winters Award from the American Judges Association. The Glenn R. Winters Award is given: “To a lay person who has made a substantial contribution toward improving the image of the judiciary.” (http://aja.ncsc.dni.us/awards/)
  • David was named the 2009 National Association of Social Workers-Michigan (NASW) Social Worker of the Year. He earned the prestigious honor for his work in the areas of domestic violence, mental health and adoption.
  • In the Fall of 2007 the Governor of Kentucky commissioned David as a Kentucky Colonel in recognition of his work to end domestic violence.
  • October 22, 1997 Summit III Award “In Recognition of Your Collaborative Efforts to End Domestic Violence” Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board Michigan Family Independence Agency.
  • 1990 Distinguished Alumnae of the Year, Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work.