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County's Domestic Violence Investigator Faces Challenges-Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 7/2/2019 at 8:40am

The issue of domestic violence as a criminal matter is getting a lot more attention in Transylvania County thanks to the funding of a position dedicated to addressing it.

The position was created in 2017 to serve as the investigative, law enforcement component of a community task force to help address domestic violence cases in the county and reduce rates of reoccurrence.

The position was initially grant funded, but commissioners recently agreed to fund it in the 2019/2020 county budget, which goes into effect today.

Chris Owen, the county’s domestic violence investigator, is confide...

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