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Lunch & Learn - March 7


Nearly 80 people have died domestic violence related deaths in Mecklenburg County since 2000, according to a recent report presented to the Board of County Commissioners. The vast majority were women killed by their current or former husbands or boyfriends. 

A panel of experts and service providers will discuss this issue at the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council's next free Lunch & Learn entitled, "Domestic Violence In Charlotte-Mecklenburg: An Overview & Assessment of
Our Community Response." 

*           Tuesday, March 7, 2006
*           12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
*           St. Peter's Catholic Church, 507 South Tryon Street, Charlotte
*           Education Center (basement near College Street) 

Validated parking is available at the On-The-Green parking garage on South Tryon Street. The entrance is immediately north of the church near Second Street. A free trolley runs the length of Tryon Street every seven minutes. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. 

Carol Morris, an independent Planning Consultant, was commissioned by the Mecklenburg County Manager's Office to conduct this audit of domestic violence services offered in the County. This Lunch and Learn will highlight the findings and recommendations of that study. Other panelist will include DVAC leadership, the Women's Commission and CMPD's DV-Unit.  The presentation will highlight the positives in our community as well as cover the need for a shared vision, lack of resources, prevention, shelter beds, batterer accountability, training and public
awareness.   

The Domestic Violence Lunch & Learn program is presented by the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission and its partners on the Domestic
Violence Advocacy Council, which includes the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, United Family Services, Youth & Family Services and
other businesses and civic groups. The free monthly seminars are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of each month.   

For more information on this ongoing series, call 704-432-1568. 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.



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