Report A Crime
Our Organization
Our Response Areas
For Your Safety
Our Newsroom
Print this PageSite Feedback
Domestic Violence Unit

What is Domestic Violence? 
Domestic violence is one of the most common of all crimes and battering is the single major cause of injury to women.

Are you involved in an abusive relationship?

Abuse does not have to be physical. Many abusers first use mental or emotional tactics before they become physically abusive. You may be in an abusive relationship if he or she:

  • Is jealous or possessive toward you.
  • Tries to control you by being very bossy or demanding.
  • Is violent and loses his or her temper quickly
  • Pressures you sexually.
  • Abuses drugs or alcohol.
  • Blames you when he or she mistreats you.
  • Has a history of bad relationships
  • Believes men should be in control and powerful, while women should be passive and submissive.
  • Your family and friends have warned you about the person or told you that they are concerned for your safety.
  • You worry about how he or she will react to things you say or do.

The Battered Women's Shelter at 704-332-2513 has programs for adults and teens who need information or assistance.

View victim resources and family services available to you.

Other important numbers to know:

United family Services - Victim Assistance


Rape Crisis 704-375-9900
Department Of Social Services


Family Counseling (United Family Services) 704-332-9034
The Relatives 704-377-0602
United Way 211
Legal Services Of The Southern Piedmont 704-376-1600
Crisis Assistance 704-371-3000
Salvation Army Women's Shelter 704-348-2560
Uptown Men's Shelter 704-334-3187
Community Link Program of the Travelers Aid Society 704-943-9490
Women's Commission 704-336-3210
International House 704-333-8099
CMPD Domestic Violence Counselor 704-353-1044




For additional information please contact the Domestic Violence Unit at 336-2811. To report domestic violence in progress, call 911

Domestic Violence Unit Investigation Cases
The following type of cases are investigated by the Special Victims Division

  • Domestic violence felony assaults 
  • Chronic/Repeat Victimization cases
  • Violation of DV Protective Order
  • Strangulation
  • Stalking
  • Serious misdemeanor assaults