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Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can learn about your rights and the protections that North Carolina law affords you.
 
We can also help you learn where to go for shelter and support in your community. Our Address Confidentiality Program can help by allowing victims to keep their new address safe from possible or former abusers.
 
Domestic violence is against the law in North Carolina (N.C. General Statutes Chapter 50B). Victims of domestic violence have the right to take legal action to end the abuse.
 
We work to educate the public about domestic violence and the laws against it. We assist in developing legislation and policies aimed at preventing domestic violence and protecting its victims.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, our Address Confidentiality Program can help.  This program will help keep your new address safe from possible or former abusers.  For more information, call us at (919) 716-6785 or email acp@ncdoj.gov.

Check with the North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission to find a list of shelters and other nonprofit advocacy groups.

Other helpful resources:

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Statewide Automated Victim Assistance and Notification System (SAVAN)