Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition (DVAC)
The Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition (DVAC), begun in 1996, is a joint effort between the Legal Aid Society and Wake Forest University School of Law, that promotes awareness and provides support to victims of domestic violence.
Through DVAC and Legal Aid, law students are trained to represent domestic violence victims in both civil and criminal matters in the courtroom. These courtroom volunteers provide an invaluable service to victims of domestic violence seeking protective orders against their abusers.
DVAC also supports Winston Salem’s battered women’s shelter by sending volunteers to the shelter. Volunteers spend time with the children of battered women staying at the shelter. Every fall, DVAC organizes a raffle to raise money for the shelter. In 2015, we donated over $1,000!