Updates on state budget bill which had been vetoed by Governor Cooper, and a stand-alone bill to expand Medicaid. The most noteworthy development this week was that Rep. Cody Henson, R-Transylvania, has resigned his seat after pleading guilty to cyberstalking his estranged wife. Read more here. There was no legislative update for 7/22/19.
Update on situation with Rep. Cody Henson (R-Transylvania). From restraining order against Henson, to cyberstalking charge, to ruling, to resignation.
Domestic Violence expert Julie Owens talks about how outdated the cycle theory of abuse is. People use the “Power and Control Wheel” graphic because we understand DV much, much better after decades of work with victims, and learning from them. Read more here.
Press Release on Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall Event in Brevard, NC on 2/18/19. NC NOW (National Organization for Women), SAFE Transylvania, and Progress NC have come together to bring community awareness to the serious issue of domestic violence, also highlighting issues that victims in rural counties face.
It took nearly a year for the wife of an elected official to get a restraining order against her husband in Western North Carolina. The situation is being revealed in news articles in Transylvania County and Buncombe County. The issue of domestic violence is being explored in public forums, currently planned for February and March of 2019.
Big domestic violence (DV) situation in western North Carolina makes people realize how little they know about what DV victims face. NC NOW (National Organization for Women), SAFE Transylvania, and Progress NC have come together to bring community awareness to this very real problem.