The Umbrella Center will provide a comprehensive array of services under one roof with a mission to support survivors of violence and abuse in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Steering Committee: 

Family Justice Center efforts are led by a multidisciplinary steering committee including the following members:

Bryan Adams Captain, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
Martha Dozier  Captain, CMPD
Penny L. Dunn  Chief, Davidson Police Department
Rashida Gittens  Cybersecurity Risk & Governance Analyst, Duke Energy
Elyse Hamilton-Childres  Division Director, Mecklenburg County CSS Prevention and Intervention Svcs.
Sonya Harper  Director of Criminal Justice Services, Mecklenburg County
Julia Hejazi, Team Leader, Special Victims Team, Mecklenburg County District Attorney
Victoria Johnson  Assistant City Manager, City of Charlotte
Ron Kimble  Co-Founder, Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage
Lindsay Adam Kort  Director of Business Innovation, Novant Health
Laura Lawrence, Coordinator, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Safe Alliance
Stacy Lowry  Director, Mecklenburg County Community Support Services
Raki McGregor  VP Consumer Strategy & Products Operations, Novant Health
Jacqueline McKnight  Deputy Director, Mecklenburg County Child and Family Services
Judge Paige McThenia  Lead Domestic Violence District Court Judge, NC Administrative Office of the Courts
Spencer Merriweather  District Attorney, Mecklenburg County
Andrew Oliver  Executive Director, Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center
Karen Parker, Chair, President & CEO, Safe Alliance
Melanie Peacock  Major, CMPD
Clark A. Pennington  Chief, Matthews Police Department

Roy Sisk  Captain, Matthews Police Department
Jennifer Terry  Vice President, Levine Children's Atrium Health Medical Group
Audra Toussaint  Director of Support, American Prison Data Systems
Anthony Trotman  Assistant County Manager, Mecklenburg County
Steven Voorhees  Deputy Chief, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

Stay Informed:
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.  If you are a victim or survivor in need of help, please reach out to the Greater Charlotte Hope Line at 980.771.4673 or chat with us at on our website. Check back to this website regularly for updates on our progress or register here to be added to our mailing list.
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