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Mailing Address:

Community Support Services
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

CSS Communications

Key Initiatives

Prevention ​Programs

Teen Dating Violence, Youth Violence, Community Violence Prevention and Male Engagement are key in turning the tide of violence in the future. The following areas focus on various aspects of prevention to help youth, community members and men gain an understanding of how important their voice is in helping to diminish violence in their communities.


 

Do the Write ​Thing

The Do the Write Thing Essay Challenge is an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence, a non-profit organization made up of businesses, and community and government leaders. The Do the Write Thing Essay Program gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives. Through classroom discussions and writings, students communicate what they think should be done to reduce youth violence in the community.

One of the program's primary objectives is to motivate students to make a personal commitment, in writing, to help prevent and reduce youth violence in their home, school, and communities.

For more information please contact CSSPrevention@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
or call 704-336-3210.




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Thank You to the Family Violence Prevention Services Program, US DHHS, and NC Council for Women for financial support:
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​​LoveSpeaksOut

LoveSpeaksOut a teen dating violence prevention program that engages, educates, and empowers youth to speak out against teen dating violence to create a world where all teens experience healthy relationships.

Our trained speakers give interactive, dynamic, educational trainings to teen groups and classes. Participants learn what teen dating violence is, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, warning signs of abuse, and local and national resources for those who need help.

For more information contact CSSPrevention@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or call 704-336-3210.




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Project Safe N​eighborhoods

​Project Safe Neighborhoods is nationally funded program through the US Department of Justice that is working to keep our communities safe by eliminating gun violence. Managed by the US Attorney's office, Project Safe Neighborhoods is a collaborative effort among federal, state and local law enforcement and community partners to create strategies to address the unique gun crime problem in Western North Carolina. Through effective marketing campaigns and community engagement activities, select neighborhoods in Mecklenburg County have seen a reduction in gun crime.


Address

Mailing Address:

Community Support Services
Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

CSS Communications

Key Initiatives

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