MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
News
How Do I ...
Online Services
Public Records
Departments
2014 Stories
2013 Stories
2012 Stories
2011 Stories
2010 Stories
2009 Stories
2008 Stories
2007 Stories
2006 Stories
2005 Stories
2004 Stories
2003 Stories
2002 Stories
2003 News from Mecklenburg County


October 28, 2003

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
New "Lunch & Learn" series begins October 31

Charlotte, NC - The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), in cooperation with the Women's Commission and other businesses and civic groups, will kick off a "Lunch & Learn" program on October 31 with a seminar titled "Get A Grip - Strangulation and Domestic Violence."  The seminar will be held at the CMPD Training Center, 1770 Shopton Road.  Secure a spot in this session by calling Demetrai Johnson at 704-336-2811.
 
Free monthly seminars open to the public will be held each month, starting with a seminar on November 11, and then one on the first Tuesday of each month beginning in December.  These one-hour sessions will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 507 South Tryon Street from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM.  Bring your lunch.
 
Representatives from local help agencies will serve as presenters.  Scheduled seminar topics are:
GET A GRIP - Strangulation & Domestic Violence (October 31, 2003)
*Why batterers strangle
*How victims are affected
*Investigating & prosecuting strangulation cases
 
INVESTIGATE YOUR FUTURE MATE (November 11, 2003)
*Watch for signs of abusive behavior
*Public information through the Internet, Mecklenburg County Jail Web site, VINE-Inmate release information, etc.
 
MENTAL HEALTH IN REGARDS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (December 2, 2003)
*How to detect problems
*What the problems may be telling you
*How to get help
*Issues and concerns for the future
 
UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS / CHARACTERISTICS OF A BATTERER (January 6, 2004)
*Warning signs for an unhealthy relationship
*Fighting fair - healthy arguing
* Why battering occurs
 
CHILDREN WHO WITNESS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (February 3, 2004)
*Child Development Community Policing & HERO program
*DSS referrals
*New penalty enhancement for assault in the presence of a minor child (December/2003)

OFFICER RESPONSE AND PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION TO DV CALLS (March 2, 2004)
*How do the police respond to a domestic violence call?
*What is required of the victim?
*What does an arrest mean to the suspect / victim?
 
CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESSES (April 6, 2004)
*Magistrate's Office / DA's office
* Domestic Violence Court procedures
* No drop policy - victims can't drop charges in DV cases
 
RESTRAINING ORDERS (May 4, 2004)
* Application process
* Violation of 50-B-Criminal
* Retrieving personal property - Sheriff's office
 
STALKING ( June 1, 2004)
* What is stalking?
* Characteristics of a stalker
*  Documentation of what to do if you are being stalked
* Safety Planning
 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY (July 6, 2004)
* Faith community response to DV issues
* Religious family issues with domestic violence
 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE (August 3, 2004)
* Does it occur very often?
* The cost to the employer
* Victim safety
* The effects on other employees
 
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRENDS (September 7, 2004)
* DV Homicides
* Domestic calls for service
* Seasonal and holiday increase / decreases in cases
* Lethality factors
 
For more information on the effects of domestic violence in our community, call the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission at (704) 336-3210 or the Shelter for Battered Women 24-hour hotline at (704) 332-2513.



Printed from:

on: