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Domestic Violence

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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.

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.

Check with the North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission for a list of shelters and other nonprofit advocacy groups. If you or someone you know needs assistance, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673

Our Address Confidentiality Program can also 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.

Watch Attorney General Josh Stein speak on domestic violence and sexual assault.