The Center for Domestic Peace

Center for Domestic Peace is a non-profit organization that provides direct support to victims of interpersonal violence. We offer a variety of services to those experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Jackson County, North Carolina.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence happens in a relationship when one person tries to gain power over another
person, and then keeps them under their control. It is a pattern of behavior that takes many forms,
including physical violence, making threats, putting you down, controlling your money or ability
to work, stalking, or keeping you away from your loved ones. It usually happens in the home, so
the behavior stays hidden from family and friends. And it can include threats of violence towards
another family member or pet, or threats of self-harm.

Some people think that if their partner doesn’t hit them, it means they aren’t being abused. This is not true. Any behavior from your partner that intimidates you, or controls your behavior, is a form of abuse. People of any age, race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, socio-economic
background or educational level can be a victim of abuse or an abuser.

News From the CDP

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News From Atlas!

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By The Numbers

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North Carolina Domestic Violence hotline calls, 2021
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of NC women killed in 2020 died at the hands of a partner
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of domestic violence offenders are current or former household members
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of college women report violent or abusive dating behaviors