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Domestic Violence Month
Many October events are scheduled in Mecklenburg County for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


September 18, 2007

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, led by the Mecklenburg County Women’s Commission and other local advocates, has organized a number of events including free trainings, a candlelight vigil, a new website and a golf tournament.

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The , led by the Mecklenburg County and other local advocates, has organized a number of events including free trainings, a candlelight vigil, a new website and a golf tournament.

Click here for the full schedule.

The month kicks off with the unveiling of a new Web site designed to help pastors and ministry leaders get online domestic violence training and local contacts of programs and services in their area. Charlotte has been one of four cities worldwide working with the University of New Brunswick in Canada on the development of the online training tool, called RAVE (Religion And Violence E-learning).

Other faith based partnerships include a domestic violence panel discussion with interfaith community leaders and Mecklenburg Ministries on October 11, as well as a candlelight vigil honoring domestic violence related homicide victims across the state at Temple Beth El on October 21.

The Domestic Violence Advocacy Council is a group of committee members dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in our community. 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 at 704-332-2513.




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