NC Domestic Violence Commission

NC Domestic Violence Commission

History of the Commission

The NC Domestic Violence Commission supports domestic violence survivors statewide by approving court-ordered domestic violence intervention programs, evaluating services, policies & programs provided to survivors, and recommending new programs.

2022 Annual Report

Council for Women & Youth Involvement

Legislative Recommendations

The Domestic Violence Commission is statutorily charged with developing and recommending proposals for how best to meet the needs of domestic violence victims and to prevent domestic violence in the state.

External Interpreting Resources for Deaf Providers

DeafLEAD

DeafLEAD offers interpreting crisis hotline services for individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, hard of hearing, or late deafened.

Activating Change

Activating Change offers a national sign language interpreting program for victim services providers. 

Priority consideration is given to organizations who have immediate need for interpretation services, are in rural and remote communities or communities with limited to no sign language interpreters qualified to interpret in victim services, or lack financial resources.

 

About the Commission

The Domestic Violence Commission consists of 38 members who reflect the geographic and cultural regions of the State. 

The purpose of the Commission is to:

(i) assess statewide needs related to domestic violence

(ii) assure that necessary services, policies, and programs are provided to those in need

(iii) strengthen the existing domestic violence programs that have been established pursuant to G.S. 50B-9 and are funded through the Domestic Violence Center Fund

(iv) recommend new domestic violence programs

Meeting Information

Please send any requests for ASL interpreters or other accommodations to Danielle.Carman@doa.nc.gov at least one week in advance of the meeting date.

2023 Meeting Dates
March 1, 2024 at 10 a.m.
May 17, 2024 at 10 a.m.
Sept. 27, 2024 at 10 a.m. 
Dec 6, 2024 at 10 a.m.

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Members of the public interested in joining one of the over 300 North Carolina boards and commissions can apply for Governor appointment online. If interested in joining a DOA board or commission, you can also reach out to jordan.hanna@doa.nc.gov for more information and to be considered when there are open positions.

Meeting Minutes
Aug. 18, 2023 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
May 12, 2023 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
Feb. 10, 2023 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
Nov. 4, 2022 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
Aug. 26, 2022 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
May 13, 2022 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved 
Feb. 25, 2022 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
Oct. 22, 2021 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
Aug. 20, 2021 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved 
June 4, 2021 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved 
Feb. 19, 2021 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved 
Oct. 23, 2020 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
Aug. 28, 2020 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
May 15, 2020 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved
Feb. 13, 2020 DV Commission Meeting Minutes Approved

 

2023 Commission Members

Member Name
Deborah Weissman (chair)
Michelle Bardsley
Tiffany Bell
Shelby Benton
Dr. Jada Brooks
April Burgess-Johnson
Cathy Cloninger
Kriquette Davis
Dr. Kim Eagle
David Elliott 
Jessica Englert
Saira Estrada
Karen Fairley
Carianne Fisher
Donavan Grant
LaKiera Grimes
Hon. Steven Hollowell
Cheryl Howell
Holly Jones
Sarah Kirkman
Hon. Nathaniel Knust
Kathleen Lockwood
Denise Mazza
TeAndra Miller
Elizabeth Outten
Ricky Parks
Krishana Polite
Dr. Angelia Riggsbee
Michelle Scott
Starleen Scott-Robinson
Sheriff Gregory Seabolt
Joetta Shepherd
Hon. Christine Strader
Sheriff Christopher Thomas
Carolina Valand
Amedia Vaughan-Jones
Avis Watkins-Smith
Sarah Owens Weeks