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Domestic violence vigil set for Thursday

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The “Remember My Name’’ domestic violence vigil is scheduled for Thursday at Festival Park in downtown Fayetteville.

The vigil, which is meant to raise awareness of domestic violence, begins at 5:30 p.m.

Elenah Kelly, the Air Force violence prevention integrator at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Pope Army Airfield, will be the keynote speaker, according to a release from Cumberland County court officials.

Retired Chief District Court Judge Beth Keever will read aloud the names of the people who died as a result of domestic violence in North Carolina over the past year.

Others who are scheduled to participate include Chief District Court Judge Toni S. King, Resident Superior Court Judge Jim Ammons, District Attorney Billy West, Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Col. John Wilcox and the 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus, the release said.

The vigil is organized by the Cumberland County District Court, Cumberland County Superior Court, the CARE Center Family Violence Program, the Cumberland County Department of Social Services, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Fayetteville Police Department, the Hope Mills Police Department, Army Community Services, Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Phoenix Center, the release said.

There are several community resources available to victims of domestic violence, including:

  • Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office: non-emergency 910-323-1500; Victim Assistance 910-677-5454 or ccsonc.org.
  • Fayetteville Police Department: 910-433-1529; Victim Assistance 910-433-1849 or bethebadge.com 
  • Hope Mills Police: 910-425-4103
  • Spring Lake Police: 910-436-0350
  • Cumberland County Family Court: 910-475-3015 or

nccourts.gov/locations/cumberland-county/family-court-administration.

  • Clerk of Superior Court Lisa Scales, Safe-Link Domestic Violence Assistance Program: 910-475-3000, Cumberland County Courthouse, Room 340
  • Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office: 910-475-3010
  • The CARE Center Family Violence Program: Crisis Line 910-677-2532 or office 910-677-2528
  • Army Community Services: 910-396-8262 or myarmybenefits.us.army.mil.
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina Fayetteville Chapter: 910-483-0400 or www.legalaidnc.org
  • The Phoenix Center hotline: 910-485-7273
  • U.S. Army Family Advocacy Program: 910-322-3148 or hotline 910-584-4267.

 

 

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