North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Domestic Violence Institute

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement officers responding to or conducting follow up of domestic violence incidents.

Course Goal:

To provide the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively respond to and investigate domestic violence incidents and provide trauma-informed response to victims.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:


  • Understand the dynamics of domestic violence and how it impacts the victim and law enforcement response.
  • Define trauma and explain the impact of trauma on domestic violence and how it effects law enforcement response.
  • Demonstrate how to conduct an effective, trauma-informed, domestic violence investigation.
  • Provide the basis for an evidence-based prosecution when a victim is unavailable.
  • List several legal tools law enforcement officers can utilize to increase holding domestic violence offenders accountable.
  • Recognize various aspects of cultural awareness and biases present that may affect the officer’s response to a victim.
  • Discuss tactics used by law enforcement officers to perpetrate domestic violence.
  • Identify the use of technology for stalking victims.
  • List several investigatory tools for collecting electronic evidence in domestic violence and stalking cases.
  • Discuss the importance of establishing community partnerships.
  • In a mock scenario setting, demonstrate the ability to effectively testify in court based on the information learned in this course.



  • Lecture/Practical Exercise/Demonstration/Discussion 

Course Requirements:

  • 100% attendance, successful completion of post-testing, and demonstration of skills learned in course during practical exercises.

Special Concerns:



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Course Coordinator:

Jennifer Fisher

Length of Course:

40 hours

Agency Limit: 2

Directions to Salemburg & Edneyville