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A conversation about law enforcement, service agencies and public policy related to domestic violence in WNC

Carolina Public Press held the sixth forum in its 2017 Newsmakers conversation series, focused on issues surrounding domestic violence in WNC, on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate Center of Asheville. A recording of the live-stream of the forum may be viewed below.

Panelists discussed the challenges facing law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations, policy makers and others tasked with trying to solve issues related to domestic violence. Panelists included Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan; N.C. Council for Women’s Western Region Director/N.C. Batterer Intervention Program Director Kathleen BaloghSAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County Executive Director Salley Steppand Meridian Behavioral Health Services OSP Clinician Marie Romeo. Carolina Public Press Executive Director Angie Newsome  moderated the event, which included networking, a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

The event was sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and Self-Help Credit Union.

To learn more about upcoming Newsmaker events, subscribe to Carolina Public Press or call Carolina Public Press at 828-774-5290.


This 2017 Newsmakers forum by Carolina Public Press is made possible through the support of individuals, foundations, businesses and organizations. We wish to thank the following sponsors for their support in bringing this civic and civil dialogue to Western North Carolina. To learn more about our affordable sponsorship packages, which include the sponsorship of a single or a series of forums, email Community Engagement Manager Gina Woods.

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