Domestic Violence Awareness Month recognized in Charlotte
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CHARLOTTE—A dozen candidates for district court judges spent more than an hour answering questions about how they would preside during domestic violence cases.
A candidates forum was held at the UNC Charlotte Center City Building Tuesday afternoon.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit, League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg County Domestic Violence Advocacy County, and United Family Service hosted the event.
Mecklenburg County Domestic Violence Advocacy Council Chairwoman Robyn Codrington says it's important for the public to hear the candidates perspective on abuse, counciling, and family issues.
“I think it was awesome that we could hear a wide range of answers and it really gives the voters a good idea where the candidates stands on various issues of domestic violence,” said Codrington.
All 12 candidates said they had experience with domestic abuse cases. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.