Domestic Violence Law Enforcement Training

Join MSCFV in a training on Domestic Violence. Here you will learn how to prevent and fight against domestic violence and protect victims and survivors.

WHERE: 100 Community Place First Floor Conference Room Sides A &B Crownsville, MD 21032

WHEN: Thursday, January 25, 2024 · 8:30am - 12pm EST

Get more info and tickets HERE

Raising Community Awareness Through Media

Community Awareness is an important part of MSCFV's work. People need to know about domestic violence, Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence's services and results, and other information to help victims build self-sufficient futures. This section highlights MSCFV in the news. If you find other examples of MSCFV in the press, please feel free to forward them to

What does it cost to help a survivor?

Survivors living in rural communities face unique challenges like limited housing, a lack of public transportation, isolation, and a lack of privacy. MSCFV's comprehensive, holistic Chesapeake Crisis to Self-Sufficiency Model seeks to address these barriers through service continuums. As a result, most clients stay with our agency for longer than typical at other, crisis-focused agencies. Our clients transitioning from crisis to self-sufficiency spend 4 months working with their case manager, with MSCFV investing up to $7,413 in services, legal representation, food, and housing assistance.

2022 Adopt-A-Family Success

WMDT interviews MSCFV's Executive Director, Jeanne Yeager, about domestic violence and the holidays.

WMDT's Javari Burnett recently interviewed our Executive Director, Jeanne Yeager, about how domestic violence can increase during the holiday season. As Jeanne points out, survivors may hesitate to reach out for help at this time as they feel pressure to keep the family together. She reminds us all that whether you want to just talk or are ready to take practical steps, our 24/7 hotline is always open!

MSCFV Welcomes a New Law Enforcement Coordinator

We are excited to welcome Anthony “Tony” London to our Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence team! Tony serves as our new Law Enforcement Coordinator, building relationships between our agency and the 23 law enforcement agencies serving Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties. 

Tony’s previous 29 years of law enforcement experience provides a wealth of knowledge that he can draw on as he trains law enforcement professionals and works to ensure that survivors receive the best possible representation. Tony retired as a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police in 2020 and had spent most of his career serving as a criminal investigator. As such, Tony fostered relationships with state’s attorney’s offices, local law enforcement and social services. He served as a member of the Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) as well as having interactions with Child Advocacy Centers, Multi-D Teams and Adult Protective Service (APS) Councils. Most recently, Tony has been serving as a School Resource Officer with the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office.

One of Tony’s first initiatives is to engage with law enforcement agencies regarding the Lethality Assessment program. He will support them through providing resources such as visor cards, fillable forms, and customized training. 

While Tony’s passion remains investigating and solving crimes, he’s looking forward to his new role and new adventure for a critical cause that’s often overlooked.

Welcome to the team, Tony!

Thank you Alpha Chi Omega!

In October, the amazing folks of Alpha Chi Omega at Washington College held a Casino Night fundraiser to benefit MSCFV. Thank you to all who helped organize the event and those who participated. Your support means the world!

Kelly Testerman Jackson Joins Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence

January 12, 2022

Kent County News, Dorchester Star

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV) is pleased to announce the addition of Retired MSP Captain Kelly Testerman Jackson as their Law Enforcement Coordinator. Jackson will be working with law enforcement agencies across the Mid-Shore to ensure that victims of domestic violence are receiving advocacy services to the fullest extent. In her first week in this role, Jackson met with members of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office to discuss their devoted initiatives in support of victims of domestic violence. 

Jackson comes to MSCFV with 23 years of law enforcement experience and over 20 years’ experience as a local business owner in Cambridge. Jackson said, “I’m extremely honored that I have an opportunity to partner with members of our law enforcement community and support victims throughout the Mid-Shore who are dealing with domestic violence”. Jackson retired as a Captain from the Maryland State Police in 2012. She was the commander of the department’s Professional Policing Division and had the opportunity to work in the patrol and investigative divisions in each barrack on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Jackson also worked in the department’s Regional Family Violence Unit, which was created through a partnership with MSCFV. 

Jeanne Yeager, Executive Director of MSCFV commented, “Law enforcement agencies have always been strong and vital partners of MSCFV and we look forward to enhancing our work together to support victims and hold abusers accountable thru this project. We are very fortunate to have Kelly leading the important work of strengthening our relationships and coordinated efforts in the Mid-Shore area.”

If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic violence, please call our 24/7 hotline at 1-800-927-4673. For more information visit, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @MSCFV, or email us at

(Pictured from L to R – F/Sgt. J.R. Dobson, Kelly Testerman Jackson, Lt. S. Hall)