October Update: Establishing the Scope of WorkOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month--please help spread the word that domestic violence, sexual assault, and child maltreatment will not be tolerated in Buncombe County! To heighten awareness and honor Buncombe residents who lost their lives to domestic violence, the Family Justice Center is holding a vigil Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30.
The Safety Coalition partnered with CHIP on Friday, September 16 to walk through a Talk to Action meeting, where the group established the overall result they will be working toward and the community indicators they will be monitoring to measure their progress, They also began the task of researching and deciding what strategies they need to pursue to reduce both acts of violence and the community's overall tolerance for violence. This work will continue at future Safety Coalition meetings, which are scheduled quarterly, on the 3rd Fridays (next meeting December 16th).
If you would like more information about the Safety Coalition, please contact Julie Klipp Nicholson at Julie.Klipp.Nicholson@buncombecounty.org
For more information about this workgroup, its goals, action items, etc., please click "Workgroup Overview" on the right sidebar. You can also click here to see the Community Scorecard--local IPV data, active partners, current initiatives and (coming soon) community strategies.