Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition (DVAC)
The Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition (DVAC) began in 1996 and is a joint effort between the Legal Aid Society and Wake Forest University School of Law. We work to promote awareness and provide support to victims of domestic violence in Winston-Salem and beyond.
Through DVAC and Legal Aid, law students assist Legal Aid attorneys by interviewing victims in order to help establish their case in upcoming related civil and criminal matters.
We also host a yearly speaking event which brings together activists, professors, lawyers, and other professionals to discuss topics within the areas of law that pertain to domestic violence.
DVAC also supports Winston Salem’s battered women’s shelter by sending volunteers and supplies 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 2017, we donated over $1,300!