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Monitoring Domestic Violence Suspects

The Women's Commission's next "Lunch & Learn" program will provide a greater understanding of enforcement of domestic violence crimes.

Next month's free domestic violence "Lunch & Learn" program will feature the topic: "Monitoring Suspects: Enforcement of domestic violence crime, including civil versus criminal." The monthly Lunch and Learn program is presented by the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission and its partners on the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council

· Tuesday, December 5, 2006
· 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
· St. Peter's Catholic Church, 507 South Tryon Street, Charlotte"
· Education Center (basement of Food Court closer to College Street)

(basement of Food Court closer to 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. If guest spots are taken go to lower levels and park in any St. Peter's Church space, as long as it does not indicate it is for Staff.  Bring your ticket to the workshop and it will be validated. A free trolley runs the length of Tryon Street every seven minutes. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch.

The presenters for this session will be the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's DV-Unit and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. The primary focus of the workshop will be to help attendees get a general understanding of enforcement of domestic violence crimes; including civil versus criminal.

The free monthly seminars are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of each month. Representatives from local help agencies serve as presenters. The DVAC will continue to organize these workshops as an ongoing effort to broaden the public's awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence.

This Domestic Violence Lunch & Learn series is organized by the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, which includes the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and other businesses and civic groups. For more information on this ongoing series and other Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, visit or 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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