Stop Domestic Violence

Report Domestic Violence

No one, not even someone you live with, has the right to hit you or threaten you with violence. There is a law to protect you. If you are being physically or sexually abused or threatened by a family or household member you may be a victim of domestic violence. You need not be married to the abuser or related to be protected under the law. Family or household member is defined as any spouse, former spouse, person related by blood or marriage, or any other household member who is or was living the same household as you. In addition, the law also protects you from abuse by a person with whom you have a child in common. There is help! If you feel that you are in immediate danger, dial 911.

Protection from Domestic Violence

If you have been abused physically or sexually, or have reason to fear you may become a victim of domestic violence, North Carolina law enables you to file for a Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence; it explains your situation to the judge and tells the court from whom you need protection. An Injunction For Protection is a court document that states a particular person must not have contact with another person. You are eligible for an Injunction for Protection if you have lived with the abuser at some time and were recently the victim of abuse and/or threatened with abuse by the abuser.

To file for an injunction you must go, in person, to Haven of Lee County, 215 Bracken St in Sanford. The Haven staff can help you properly complete the required forms and statements. 

Domestic Violence Emergency Cell Phone Program

If you've been a victim of domestic violence or stalking and need a cell phone to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency, LCSO can help.  A drop box is located at the Sheriff’s Office which is used for donating working phones that have been factory reset. These phones are then given to Haven. 

Haven does provide certain domestic violent victims a lifeline to emergency services. Contact Susan King at Haven, 919-774-8923 for more information to learn if you qualify for a 9-1-1 cell phone.

Domestic Violence Resources

160 Charlotte Avenue
PO Box 3191
Sanford, NC 27331-3191
Office: (919) 774-8923
Crisis: (919) 774-8923
Fax: (919) 775-7114

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

No comments: