Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208
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New Options for Violent Actions (NOVA) is a 26 week state-certified batterer intervention program providing psycho-education, and case management services to domestic violence offenders.
Are you protective of your partner?
Have you ever physically stopped your partner from leaving?
Have you ever had sex shortly after a violent episode?
Have you ever thrown things or hit walls during an argument with your partner?
Do you feel like you have to put your foot down to straighten things out in your relationship?
Do you control your partner's daily activities? (Tell with whom he/she can have contact with, how he/she can spend money, what to wear, when to drive the car)
Are you jealous of your partner? (Accuse him/her of cheating, tell them "If I can't have you, no one can," check their phone)
If you feel as though you need to work on any of the above, please consider joining the NOVA program.
Candidates for admission can be court-ordered or referred by another agency or individual.
Volunteers are accepted under certain criteria.
Candidates must complete an assessment prior to admission.
Assessments (usually lasting an hour) are conducted by NOVA Case Coordinators
Assessments are available by appointment Monday - Friday. Walk-ins are accepted based upon availability
Candidates are screened for lethality, mental health and substance abuse status
NOVA now offers groups classes and assessments virtually.
2732 Rozzell's Ferry Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
832 East 4th St
Charlotte, NC 28205
Tuesday - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm
NOVA groups $16 per week
*Fees are due and payable at each scheduled session.
*A community service option, in lieu of fees, for clients on supervised probation is also available.
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.