Domestic Violence Program

North Carolina General Statute 50B-1 defines domestic violence as attempting to cause bodily injury or placing a victim or a member of the victim's family in fear of serious bodily injury or continued harassment resulting in significant emotional distress. The definition includes stalking, rape and sexual offenses. The N.C. Council for Women provides funding to domestic violence programs which provide shelter services, counseling, twenty-four hour crisis line services, transportation, court and advocacy services and assistance to children who witnessed violence.

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