New Meck center helps keep family connections strong, safe despite DV

When parents go to court concerning domestic violence, their kids become part of the process, too. In many cases, custody issues must immediately be addressed.

A new center opening in Mecklenburg County promises to help make supervised visitation free and more accessible to parents involved in court. The Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Center is currently taking referrals after nearly two years of planning.

Trained professionals will help facilitate and monitor visits between parents and their children. Parents can avoid contact with each other, while helping to keep connections with their children strong.

Sharon Smith goes inside the facility tonight on WBTV News at 5:30 to see how it will work and show how much it is needed.

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