REACT R.E.A.C.T. is an aggressive program that does not sugarcoat domestic violence, stalking, or bullying. The program was developed to help protect our clients

The R.E.A.C.T. program is designed to be a realistic program. It is not intended to dictate commands or to force our clients to adhere to a program they do not understand or are not willing to participate in. The program was designed to educate and help each client to think, talk, and be honest about their circumstances and situation. In order for our clients to remain safe they must acknowledge that they have a serious problem and that they need to modify their lifestyle and the things they do for their own safety. is a program designed to work in conjunction with the courts and other agencies with a common goal: To empower the client by giving them the resources and tools they need to make responsible day to day decisions regarding their safety, health, and well-being. We also offer a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program that covers the victim and employees. The workplace violence prevention programs includes development of policies and procedures, safety plans as well as training and education to support staff and employees. To learn more about the program, or to view a matrix of how the program works, visit our website at nomoredv.com

Mission: We are prepared to invest in the personal growth of our clients by providing them with an aggressive safety plan and a training and education program that will empower them to have confidence in their own ability to succeed.

06/23/2017

Domestic Violence is one of the best kept secrets that everyone should be talking about.

January is national stalking awareness month. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. 76% of all...
01/05/2017

January is national stalking awareness month.

1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. 76% of all female murder victims were stalked by an intimate partner. Persons aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking.

Stalking is a crime in all 50 states.

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10/03/2016

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07/27/2016

Victims of DV, Stalking or Bullying should always be safety minded. But not to the point that become so stressed out that they of become safety blinded.

07/24/2016

The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt.

Rather, it must be based upon the self-protective capability of the victim.

Until the victim has developed a detailed and realistic contingency plan and has demonstrated their ability to carry it out, they remain in danger of repeated abuse or possible death. -

Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery

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04/25/2016

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03/10/2016

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03/01/2016

Domestic violence kills. Dreams, faith, confidence, hope, morale, relationships, finances, religion, family values and yes; innocent lives.

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09/29/2015

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06/30/2015

I spent the last year witting a book that instructs victims of domestic violence, stalking and bullying how to protect themselves from their abuser, stalker or bully.

I started developing and writing threat assessments over 8 years ago when I was a police officer full-time. Using my background in training, development and safety I have written training programs and enhance safety plans in an effort to teach victims how to protect themselves from their abuser and potential acts of violence.

The root cause of domestic violence is a selfish controlling person. We already live in a time where over half of all marrage will end in divorce and stats show that over 75 percent of all second marrage's will end in divorce.

The walls at my DVSB Training Center have over 1000 names written of those who were murdered in NC by a selfish controlling person as a reminder that domestic violence kills and it's only getting worse.

Friend's don't let friends drink and drive. Friend's shouldn't let friends go home to get the crap beat of them either.

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06/30/2015
Charges Upgraded for Teen Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend, Her Parents

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Charges Upgraded for Teen Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend, Her ParentsUpdated: Monday, June 29 2015, 04:59 PM EDT MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. -- Charges have been ungraded for a teen accused of stabbing his girlfriend and her parents last week.Jordan DeJesus, 17, is now charged with three counts of attempt…

04/27/2015

When it comes to raising awareness or becoming an advocated for victims of domestic violence, stalking, or bullying, you don’t need to have a title in front of your first name, or a bunch of acronyms behind your last name. All that’s required to become an advocate for victims of domestic abuse is a willingness to learn, coach, support, and to have the confidence and ability to speak up for those who are afraid to speak up for themselves.

04/18/2015

Domestic violence is a choice. There is no justification, nothing or no one to blame other than the abuser themselves. Even if the abuser was once a victim of abuse, they gave up their victim rights when they became the abuser. Alcohol and drugs are not the blame. they are just the byproducts of poor choice's on the abusers part. The root cause for abusive behavior is selfish behavior.

04/02/2015

Domestic Violence Homicides in North Carolina

January 1 - March 8, 2015 (7 Murders)

Date: January 20, 2015
Victim Name: Robert Swedlund, 25
Alleged Perpetrator: Jeffrey Gillespie, 33
Relationship: Robert was the current boyfriend of Mr. Gillespie’s estranged wife.
Town: Troutman County: Iredell

Date: February 5, 2015
Victim Name: Bridgette Berry, 38
Alleged Perpetrator: Peter James Rivers, 40
Relationship: Boyfriend
Town: Mount Holly County: Gaston

Date: February 5, 2015
Victim Name: Treyvon Barry, 17
Alleged Perpetrator: Peter James Rivers, 40
Relationship: Boyfriend of Victim's Mother
Town: Mount Holly County: Gaston

* Date February 15, 2015 Murder-Suicide
Victim Name: Kimberly Allen, 40
Alleged Perpetrator: Steven Allen, 47
Relationship: Husband
Town: China Grove County: Rowan

Date: February 17, 2015
Victim Name: Anthony Martin, 57
Alleged Perpetrator: Cathy Martin, 56
Relationship: Wife
Town: Durham County: Durham

* Date: February 20, 2015 Murder-Suicide
Victim Name: Eileen Yinfenlai Benedetti, 57
Alleged Perpetrator: Michael Wayne Benedetti, 46
Relationship: Husband
Town: Garner County: Wake

Date: March 8, 2015
Victim Name: Amber Nicole Matheson, 24
Alleged Perpetrator: Ray Edward Matheson, 23
Relationship: Husband
Town: Charlotte County: Mecklenburg

03/15/2015

A victim is a victim just like a survivor is a survivor. Our programs do not discriminate based on gender or gender specific relationships. Our programs are designed to help all victims of Domestic Violence, Stalking, or Bullying. We understand that a Restraining Order alone, is not enough to fully protect you! For more information visit: Nomoredv.com

1 woman in 12 will be stalked during her lifetime.  1 in 3,000 will be raped, based on current FBI statistics. Ten Signs...
03/13/2015

1 woman in 12 will be stalked during her lifetime. 1 in 3,000 will be raped, based on current FBI statistics.

Ten Signs that you are being stalked

1. You find a person lurking around your workplace or your neighborhood.

2. You find that you are being watched.

3. You keep getting repeated phone calls.

4. You are receiving inappropriate gifts.

5. You find yourself in the position of. needing to be rescued

6. Manipulation to control or to have access to you.

7. Internet stalking. They are always online with you.

8. Defamation of character or insults.

9. Violence toward you or finding your things vandalized.

10. Cumulative unwanted contact of any kind.

03/11/2015

The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt. Rather, it must be based upon the self-protective capability of the victim. Until the victim has developed a detailed and realistic contingency plan and has demonstrated her ability to carry it out, she remains in danger of repeated abuse.

― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery

03/01/2015

A restraining order alone is not designed to fully protect a victim from domestic violence or stalking. A restraining order in all reality is nothing more than a peice of paper issued by the courts with rules that is directed to an abusive person or stalker who doesn't always play by the rules. The victim should always have a backup plan in place. And that backup plan should be a very agressive safety plan. A restraining order is an absolute must, but a safety plan is an absolute have to.

12/08/2014

1.Do you feel that something is wrong with your relationship?

2.Does your partner control your life by telling you what you can or cannot do?

3.Does your partner start arguments with you and then say or do anything to win?

4.Does your partner put you down, call you names, tell you that you can’t do anything right and that you are stupid?

5.Does your partner get angry or jealous when you talk to other people, read your emails/social media, go through your cell phone or tries to listen in on your conversations?

6.Do you have to account for your time or ask your partner for permission to come and go?

7.Are you afraid to talk to your partner because it may start a fight?

8.Does your partner control the money or threaten to take thing's away from you if you don’t comply with their demands?

9.At any time especially after an argument does your partner force you to have sex with them as a way to make up?

10.Has your partner ever hit you with something, punched, slapped or kicked you?

11.Has your partner ever pointed a weapon at you or threatened to kill you?

If you answered yes to any of the questions 1 through 7 you are a victim of emotional abuse.

If you answered yes to question number 8 you are a victim of financial abuse.

If you answered yes to question number 9 you are a victim of sexual abuse.

If you answered yes to question number 10 you are a victim of physical abuse.

If you answered yes to question number 11 you may be one argument away from becoming a domestic violence homicide statistic.

There is no sugarcoating domestic violence. It is what it is and people die every day from it. It starts out with emotional abuse and then escalates over a period of time to physical abuse and for some; death. Just like the abuser made the decision to start the violence the victim will have to reach out for help and make the decision to stop the violence.

12/07/2014

There are many myths that surrounds domestic violence one of them being the victim believing that "If I change, they will change."
You can't change enough to force an abusive person to change their behavior a bit more than an abusive person believing that they can use violence to force someone to love them.

12/04/2014

To date this year there has been 59 deaths in North Carolina due to domestic violence. This number does not include the 14 killers who committed Murder Suicide.

33 victims were killed with a firearm, 11 victims were killed with a knife and the other 11 were killed either by being beat to death, strangled or by another method. 45 victims were female to 14 male victims.

The youngest victim to die during a domestic violence altercation was 10 year old Trekwan Covington of Fayetteville. Andrew Michaelis had attacked his wife Valerie with a knife at their residence. Valerie escaped and fled to her father’s Gary Simpson, age 61 home. Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds of ammunition into the home, killing Valerie’s father Gary and his grandson Trekwan who were in the home at the time.

The oldest victim to die so far this year is Zakiya El Bey, 71 of Morganton, his friend Barbara Ann Johnson, 54 and her son Freddie Charles Thompson, 21 were all killed by Barbara Johnson’s fiancé Donald Eric Kincaid, 56. All three were beaten to death.

08/08/2014

The most important thing that we can teach victims of domestic violence is not to be a victim. No one has the right to abuse another.

07/14/2014

Sometimes you have to walk away from people, not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.

07/08/2014

The man that will hit a women and control her every movement by force does not have a disease and he is not a victim of anything but his own selfishness and criminal behavior.

07/06/2014

They say they love you, but they make you live in fear. They say they love you, but they physically and mentally abuse you. They say they love you, but they control everything about you. That's not love! That's domestic violence.

06/30/2014

Abusers replaced love with abuse. So don't judge the victim for what they had to do to survive even if the victim lied to you. The abuser will put them through far more than the the victim will ever put you through.

06/29/2014

Domestic Violence, Stalking or Bulling is not normal behavior. It's wrong, it's against the law, and it should not be tolerated.

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Domestic violence is not about the power of love, but the love of power and control." A simple, "I love you" or a promise cannot fix a history of domestic violence.

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