(a)  In addition to initial approval, each abuser treatment program shall be reviewed annually by the Commission.

(b)  In order to be approved, an abuser treatment program shall complete and submit an original and four copies of the approval application to the Commission for review.  Applications may be obtained by contacting the Commission staff at 1320 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1320, or by telephone at 919-733-2455, or by downloading the application at www.doa.state.nc.us;/doa/cfw/cfw.htm.

(c)  The Domestic Violence Commission shall approve applications semi-annually in March and September.

(d)  As part of its application, a program shall demonstrate community support by submitting three letters of support from among the following: a local domestic violence victim program; a local domestic violence task force or coalition; or a local governmental agency that is directly associated with the problem of domestic violence (e.g., a local department of social services, district attorney's office, or law enforcement agency).  Letters of support shall not be from agencies organizationally affiliated with the abuser treatment program.

(e)  Every abuser treatment program shall provide documentation and assurances that it shall adhere to all program rules and program structure set out in this Section at the time of the submission of its application to the Commission.  If a program is not in full compliance with any rule, its application shall be returned to the applicant with any rule deficiencies noted.  Any deficiencies shall be corrected before the application is approved.  If any deficiencies are not corrected during the review period for which the application was submitted, the program shall reapply in full at the next review period in order to be approved.

(f)  Before approving an abuser treatment program, the Commission may perform a site visit.

(g)  Each abuser treatment program submitting an application for approval shall receive a notice from the Commission indicating its approval status.

(h)  The Commission shall maintain the list of all approved abuser treatment programs and shall notify each District Court Judge and each Clerk of Superior Court of those approved programs semi-annually.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 50B-3(a)(12); 143B-394.16;

Eff. October 1, 2004;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 3, 2017.