Regardless of the circumstances involved, domestic violence is an extremely serious issue that must be given the attention necessary to help the victim.
There is a range of legal options and domestic violence resources available for anyone who has been subjected to such abuse. Survivors of this form of violence have access to social services, charities, and legal remedies in order to find relief from such a situation and rebuild their lives.
At Breeden Law Office, we understand the devastation that domestic violence can impose upon families. If you or a loved one is suffering abuse in a domestic situation, domestic violence lawyer Jonathan Breeden is here to listen to your case with compassion and understanding. He can also provide you with legal defense services if you have been accused of domestic violence. Allow him to provide you with advocacy you need in order to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
North Carolina has 100 domestic violence shelters that help and aid those who are survivors of domestic abuse. These shelters are spread out among numerous communities across the state. Many urban areas with larger populations have multiple centers.
Regardless of your location in North Carolina, a domestic violence shelter is within reach with a compassionate staff ready to help you avoid further abuse in your situation.
Harbor of Johnston County – Safe Haven for Families
Office: 919-938-3566 / Crisis Line: 919-631-5478 | www.harborshelter.org
Harbor of Johnston County is the only nonprofit in the county dedicated to providing help and resources to victims and survivors of domestic violence. Through different advocacy services and programs, the shelter’s staff and volunteers help those who have experienced violence within a domestic relationship achieve independence and start over.
SAFE of Harnett County
Crisis Line: 910-893-7233 | safeofhc.org
SAFE of Harnett County helps those who have suffered through domestic violence and sexual assault in the Harnett County area. They provide this assistance through a 24-hour crisis line available to victims and survivors, counseling and support services, courtroom companionship, and more. In addition, they provide resources on stalking, teen dating violence, and other domestic issues so that those in the community can be informed.
Interact of Wake
919-828-7740 | www.interactofwake.org
Committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence, Interact of Wake is a shelter that aims to provide a safe present and secure future for individuals and families suffering from domestic and sexual abuse. Services Interact provides include a 24-hour crisis hotline, an emergency center, counseling opportunities, court advocacy, educational programs, The Solace Center – “North Carolina’s first community-based sexual assault forensic examination center,” and more.
Address Confidentiality Program
The North Carolina Attorney General has an address-shielding program that allows those filing domestic violence restraining orders to protect themselves from further abuse. The Address Confidentiality Program allows you to use an address (where you don’t currently reside) chosen by the Attorney General’s office.
Your first-class mail will be sent to this location while your actual address will remain private, and any letters or bills sent to this location will be forwarded to where you actually live. In addition to having your mail sent to a substitute location, you can also use this new address to register to vote, obtain a driver’s license, and more.
Below is a list of resource centers that are available to assist those who have become victims of domestic violence.
Battered Women’s Justice Project
800-903-0111 | www.bwjp.org
The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) encourages changes within the criminal and civil justice systems in order to improve the ability to provide justice, security, and safety for women who have been battered as a result of domestic violence.
The BWJP provides technical assistance not only to victims of domestic violence, their families and friends, but also to law enforcement, attorneys, advocates, court personnel, judges, probation officers, prosecutors, policymakers, and batterers’ intervention program staff.
The organization distributes information through publications, consultations, and training on the most current research findings. The BWJP also encourages policies and practices that develop from the work done in communities around the nation.
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc.
855-NIWRC-99/406-477-3896 | www.niwrc.org
As a native nonprofit organization, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) operates to serve the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC). It offers help for Indian women facing domestic violence and safety issues. It provides resources covering sexual violence, domestic violence, and more through various resource and disciplines.
Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody
800-52PEACE (527-3423) | www.ncjfcj.org/our-work/domestic-violence
The Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges operates and manages the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (CPC) Resource Center.
This center offers assistance to professionals and consumers facing child custody and protection issues in connection with domestic violence. The services they provide address issues involving the simultaneous occurrence of child abuse and domestic violence, child support, child custody, adolescent relationship abuse, collaboration, and more.
This center additionally provides a range of products and sources of information to promote the safety, stability, and well-being of the victims of domestic violence.
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
800-903-0111 ext. 3 | www.ncdbw.org
Located in Philadelphia, PA, the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is associated with the Battered Women’s Justice Project. It offers help to victims of battering who end up charged with a crime themselves as a result of abuse they have suffered at the hands of their intimate partner.
This organization is determined to increase awareness concerning the various issues that battered women face, and works to stop the re-victimizing of these defendants. This National Clearinghouse offers domestic violence resources, technical assistance, and support to these battered women and their legal defense teams.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
312-726-7020 x2011 | www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health has the goal of creating and promoting responses to domestic violence and other trauma that survivors can access with their children.
The organization provides support and training to advocates, mental health providers, policymakers, legal professionals, and government officials – all with the goal of enhancing the manner in which these agencies and systems provide help to domestic violence survivors and their families.
At Breeden Law Office, we can provide you with additional domestic violence resources if you have suffered this type of abuse. We can also help you obtain a protective order against the perpetrator of the abuse. Whether the issue involves potential civil or criminal charges or obtaining custody of your children, we can fight on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We also provide legal representation for those accused of domestic violence.
Call Breeden Law Office today:(919) 296-3978