Legal Aid of NC distributing domestic violence outreach posters
October 25, 2010 Media Release
NC) – During the last week of Domestic Violence Awareness Month,
Legal Aid of
North Carolina (LANC) is again distributing outreach
posters to community agencies, places of worship and local
businesses and shelters throughout North Carolina.
The poster is a print of an original illustration by artist
Liz Amini-Holmes of San Francisco along with the tagline
“Domestic Violence Abuses Everyone. We can help. Call
The poster also includes tear-off notes with toll-free telephone
numbers through which callers can request assistance.
“This is our third year distributing this thought-provoking poster
throughout our communities. We decided to distribute the posters
again this year because of increased inquiries received from victims
after last year’s campaign,” said TeAndra Miller, a LANC attorney
and project director for LANC’s
Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI). “We will also
make the posters available throughout the year for those
organizations or businesses who request copies to be displayed at
their establishments because we feel that the eradication
interpersonal violence should be a priority all twelve months of the
In 2009, LANC’s DVPI project handled more than 3,800 cases involving
domestic violence, most involving help with obtaining protective
orders for victims of domestic violence. Already in 2010, the DVPI
has handled as many cases involving spousal abuse.
“Victims of domestic violence will not permanently leave an abusive
situation unless they know their children will be safe and well
taken care of,” notes George Hausen, LANC’s executive director.
“Victims have a greatly diminished chance of getting the statutorily
available ancillary relief (such as temporary custody, visitation
and child support) in a 50(b) hearing without a lawyer at their
side. Our attorneys at Legal Aid can help.”
Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) is a statewide
project unit that provides legal assistance to victims of domestic
violence, sexual assault and stalking regardless of income levels.
The DVPI is comprised of attorneys/advocates based in LANC field
offices that are geographically located across the North Carolina.
These DVPI attorneys/advocates are trained in the laws available to
help increase the safety and self-sufficiency of victims, as well as
the dynamics of inter-personal violence and safety planning.
For additional information about the LANC Domestic Violence
Prevention Initiative, call 1-800-866-219-5262 toll-free; or view
the LANC DVPI website,
Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) is a statewide, nonprofit law
firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to eligible,
low-income people in all 100 counties in North Carolina through 24
geographically located offices in North Carolina. For
additional information, visit LANC's website,
Commemorative "Domestic Violence Abuses Everyone"
prints may be ordered from Legal Aid of North Carolina (click
TeAndra Miller (Project Director, LANC Domestic Violence Prevention
Initiative), Raleigh, NC,
George R. Hausen (Executive Director, Legal Aid of NC), Raleigh, NC,
Dock Kornegay (Director, Public Relations & Development, Legal Aid
of NC), Raleigh,
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