If you’re downtown at night in October and the Buncombe County Courthouse looks like its glowing purple, it’s not your imagination.
We've gone purple for October to draw attention to our community's efforts toward Domestic Violence Prevention. Check out our eNOugh PSA.
Earlier this year, Buncombe County Government, with the help of community partners, the courts, law enforcement and local municipalities, began implementing a comprehensive plan to address the growing problem of domestic violence in our community.
With recent incidents in the news, the “eNOugh campaign” has begun to attract attention across the state as part of efforts to raise community awareness and help send a clear message that domestic violence is not tolerated in our community.
The plan includes the use of electronic monitoring that will track the offender 24/7 and alert the victim and law enforcement if the offender goes near the victim. This will give the victim time to implement a safety plan. It will become standard protocol for officers at the scene to notify Helpmate to reach out to the victim instead of waiting for the victim to make the call.
If you or someone you know needs help, contact Helpmate at 254-0516 or visit helpmateonline.org.
For more information about the plan, check out buncombecounty.org/enough and/or contact:
Rebecca Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-301-6438.