Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208
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Police - 911
Local 24-hour domestic violence hotline/shetler - (704)-332-2513
Natioanl Domestic Violence Hotline - (800)-799-SAFE (7223)
It is important that our system works faster and better for victims -- that victims are protected and receive the services they need, and that batterers are held accountable and cease their abusive behavior. For this reason, Mecklenburg County operates under a coordinated community responsel; a response that engages the entire community in efforts to protect victims and enforce intolerance of domestic violence.
To ensure a consistent implementation of a coordinated and collaborative community response to domestic violence the Domestic Violence Community Leadership Team was created.
Formed in 2007, the DVCLT CCR is a partnership between government, health and human services providers, educational institutions, the private sector and the faith community that brings together people from diverse backgrounds to: raise awareness about domestic violence, focus on preventing domestic violence, and follow the community domestic violence strategic action plan.
DV CLT CCR - Rapid Rehousing
DV CLT CCR -Domestic Violence Protective Orders
Mecklenburg County Domestic Violence Data Warehouse
Domestic Violence Advisory Council (DVAC) – A domestic violence group that meets monthly, made up of employees from many of the agencies that make up our DV CLT, and is dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in our community through awareness, advocacy, and action. Follow them on Facebook!
Domestic Violence Advisory Board (DVAB) - The official Citizen Advisory Commission on DV issues. The members are appointed by and report to the Board of County Commissioners and Charlotte City Council.
Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT) – A team tasked with systematically reviewing domestic violence homicides with the goal of actively improving all systems that serve persons involved with domestic abuse to prevent violence and fatalities.
Domestic Violence Committee (Court) - A court initiative driven from system improvement with the responsibility of working to improve public safety, criminal justice, and health and human services.
National Best Practices
Health Alert: To prevent spread of COVID-19, County services are operating at a limited capacity.