CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - More than a dozen people marched this Thursday against domestic violence.
They held up signs as they marched along North Tryon. The signs displayed messages like 'verbal abuse is domestic abuse' and 'men, step up and prevent dv.’
Domestic violence survivors, community members, and police officers all coming together to raise awareness and possibly save lives.
"I think it's very important to show that we have the support network. Within CMPD, we have a domestic violence unit, we have six full time detectives, four full time counselors that work to get resources. A lot of the people on the domestic violence advocacy council, they're our partners. We're able to make good referrals. We get to work back and forth seamlessly on cases. I think it's really important to have the partnership," said Addie Auman, a CMPD domestic violence counselor.
If you or someone you know is living with domestic violence, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council wants you to know you are not alone.
There is counseling, a safe place to stay, and help in navigating court and filing a restraining order. Click here for more information: http://dvaccharlotte.yolasite.com/