In 2012 more than 35,000 domestic violence calls were reported to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. And since 2002 more than 745 domestic violence homicides have occurred in North Carolina. Domestic violence continues to plague our neighbors, co-workers, family and friends. But there are individuals in our community working fervently to help victims, educate the public and prevent violence in the future. They say that community awareness and engagement can prevent violence. An in-depth look at domestic violence in our city, when Charlotte Talks.
Julie Owens – Survivor; Southern Piedmont Region Director, North Carolina Council for Women; Chair, Domestic Violence Advocacy Counsel
Jane Taylor – Manager, Battered Women’s Shelter of Charlotte; former chair, LGBT Committee of Charlotte
Jill Dinwiddie – Co-founder of the eNOugh campaign, previous Executive Director of the NC Council for Women
Kit Gruelle – Survivor; First Responder Trainer for California Peace Officers Standards and Training; documentarian