Judge Roberson was honored as the 2013 Men for Change Award by the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence tonight!!! Join us in congratulating him on the honor!
Check out this powerful article on the budget cuts in Domestic Violence Programs in North Carolina. Published on November 12, 2013 by Women Advance, it shows the realities of budgets cuts.
A particularly real statistic from the article, “That’s when North Carolina leaders decided to cut the amount of TANF [Temporary Assistance to Needy Families] that went to domestic-violence services from $2.2 million to $900. (No, that is not a typo.)”
Click here to see the article.
Congratulations to Family Abuse Services’ volunteer Kevin Dull for his recent award!
Kevin Dull received the Business Volunteer of the Year for his leadership, financial support and direct service to the Volunteer Court Navigator Program! Congratulations Kevin!
On June 24, 2013, in partnership with the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Family Abuse Services and the Family Justice Center, the Electronic Filing (E-Filing) program rolled out as a pilot in Alamance County. With this program, a victim of domestic violence can complete the application for a Domestic Violence Protective Order (NC Chapter 50-B) with a court advocate, file the application, have a case heard before a judge, and receive a temporary (Ex-Parte) order of protection without having to leave the Family Justice Center. Prior to this program, a victim would have to go to a different location to complete each of these steps, which would require transportation, time, and would increase the risk of running into the perpetrator near the courthouse.
To learn more about E-Filing please call 336- 226-5982
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On October 17th, the community participated in a march to end relationship violence. Held at Elon University in the Academic Village Amphitheater, the event commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event was attended by community members, local schools, Grove Park Running Club, and Elon University students. The program featured a march around campus and then a Candlelight Vigil. It was a touching event that impacted everyone who attended.
Wine Tasting Fundraiser
When? Saturday October 19, 2013
7:00pm until 9:00pm
Where? The Grove Winery
7360 Brooks Bridge Road
Gibsonville NC 27249
Your $25 admission fee includes the tasting of 6 wines, one souvenir wine glass, winery tour, heavy appetizers, live music by Autopilot, and the opportunity to purchase wine with 15% of the sales donated to Family Abuse Services.