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RAVE at the Charlotte, NC Domestic Violence Advocacy Council Lunch & Learn

February 02, 2010

RAVE at the Charlotte, NC Domestic Violence Advocacy Council Lunch & Learn

The Mecklenburg County Community Support Services Women’s Commission and its partners on the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council (DVAC) hosted a lunch and learn program at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC.

Approximately twenty participants from various sectors of the community, including advocates, criminal justice workers, therapists and clergy, were present as Nancy Nason-Clark, the director of The Rave Project, presented updates and features of the RAVE Project website including The Dating Game and connections to shelter programs all over North America.  The free resource was developed at the University of New Brunswick under a Lilly Endowment grant and directed by Dr. Nason-Clark.  The purpose of the “Religion And Violence E-learning” website is to assist religious leaders in obtaining practical information that will aid in compassionate ministry to victims of domestic violence within their congregations and to help educate the community concerning domestic violence intervention and prevention. RAVE is a non-denominational website, which contains comprehensive, practical information that is easily accessible and may be completely downloaded.

Charlotte, NC was chosen for the live worldwide launch of the website in 2007 because of local advocate and faith leader support.