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Mecklenburg County

Domestic Violence Advisory Board

2012 Annual Report

domestic violence advisory board

Domestic ViolenceAdvisory Board


Review and evaluate Mecklenburg County and Charlotte domestic violence services and make appropriate recommendations to the BOCC and Charlotte City Council on the need for additional services to victims of domestic violence.

Domestic ViolenceAdvisory Board

2012 Accomplishments

• Supervised visit custody exchange program

• Recommendations 2011 DV Fatality Review

• CPS workers supported by DV CSS/WOC liaisons

• Capacity of battered women’s shelter now 80

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Domestic ViolenceAdvisory Board

2012 Accomplishments

DVAB presented to CMS BOE in January 2013

Evidence Based Lethality Assessment by CMPD

eNOugh Domestic Violence campaign

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Domestic ViolenceAdvisory Board

Concerns: Domestic Violence Crimes

  • 7 DV Homicides
  • Domestic 911 calls up
  • DV arrests by CMPD up
  • Protection orders percent served down
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Domestic ViolenceAdvisory Board

Concerns: Child Victim Services

Community Policing Program (CD-CP)-% DV

increasing yearly

DSS/CPS - DV increased as primary cause child


CMS need to track dating violence

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Domestic ViolenceAdvisory Board

Adult Victim Services

Legal Services

Adult DV Counseling by CSS/WOC

Safe Alliance

The Clyde and Ethel Dickson Shelter

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Domestic ViolenceAdvisory Board

Abuser Intervention

  • NOVA
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Domestic ViolenceAdvisory Board

Community Resources

Domestic Violence Speakers' Bureau

Domestic Violence Advocacy Council

Programs focusing on Men

Faith-Based Ministries/Collaborative Events

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Domestic Violence Advisory Board Recommendations

  • Continue to identify Domestic Violence (DV) as a priority safety and health issue on the Mecklenburg County Balanced Scorecard.
  • Continue to support annual update of DV Warehouse
  • 3. Continue to financially support the Safe Alliance Clyde and Ethel Dickson’s Domestic Violence Shelter


4. Support continuation of lethality assessment by police to determine predominant aggressor and referrals to DV services.

5. Utilize media technology to support access to a Magistrate in North Mecklenburg

6. Expand CD/CP response program to child witnesses of trauma to all CMPD divisions

7. Implement all Fatality Review Team recommendations.

Thank You for Making Our

Community Safer