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Victim/Witness Resources

Emergency Numbers

Medical: 911

Police: 911

Fire: 911

Ambulance: 911

 

Non-Emergency Numbers

Lowell Police Department: 704-824-8540

Gaston County Communications: 704-866-3300

TTY for the Deaf: 704-856-6077

 

Victim Assistance

Emergency Shelter (Battered women’s shelter): 704-852-6000

The Salvation Army (Food and shelter): 704-867-6145

Catherine’s House (Homeless Shelter for Women and children): 704-825-9599

Family Service Center (By appointment – individual and group treatment program for sexual abuse victims and their families): 704-864-7704

Adult Protective Services: 704-862-7575

Child Abuse Hotline: 704-862-7555

Aging Services: 704-862-7540

Social Services: 704-862-7500

 

District Attorney

Gaston County District Attorney (8:30 am- 5:00 pm M-F)

325 North Marietta Street, Gastonia, N.C. 28052

Superior Court: 704-852-3116

District Court: 704-825-3285

 

Criminal Justice Services

Civil Clerk: 704-852-3179

Magistrate: 704-852-3310

Jail: 704-869-6800

Medication Center: 704-868-9579

Probation and Parole: 704-853-5350

 

AVID (Assault and Victimization Intervention and Deterrence)

Crisis Intervention, support, and advocacy for rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence victims and their families

704-864-7704 (24hr Crisis line)

 

Domestic Violence Services

Domestic violence services such as shelter, court advocacy, counseling, support group, and other crisis intervention services are available in every county in NC.

If you have access to a telephone, you can get information on how to contact the domestic violence program in your area by calling:

  • The North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission at 919-733-2455
  • National Domestic Violence hotline 24 hours for immediate assistance at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224

 

If you have access to a computer, you can get contact information about your local domestic violence program by visiting either of the following:

  • www.nccadv.org (North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
  • www.doa.state.nc.us/cfw/dv.htm (North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission)

 

Sexual Assault Services

Throughout most of North Carolina, there are rape crisis centers where you can talk to someone about sexual assault services such as counseling, free legal representation, or other crisis intervention services.

If you have access to a telephone, you can get information on how to contact the sexual assault service provider area by calling:

  • The North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission at 919-733-2455
  • National Sexual Assault hotline 24 hours for immediate assistance at 1-800-799-HOPE (2673).

 

If you have access to a computer, you can get contact information about your local domestic violence program by visiting either of the following:

  • www.nccadv.org (North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
  • www.doa.state.nc.us/cfw/dv.htm (North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission)

 

Victims’ Compensation Services

if you would like to learn more about your rights to victim compensation, contact:

NC Victims’ Compensation Services – 1-800-826-6200 or 919-733-7974

Victim Services link to Prison, Probation, and Parole

The NC Department of Correction’s (DOC) Office of Victim Services assists victims of crime where the offender is in state prison, or on probation, parole, or post release supervision. Victims may also register notifications about an offender’s DOC status.

1-866-719-0108 or http://www.doc.state.nc.us/victimservices/

Legal Aid Services

Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) provides basic civil legal services to eligible clients in all 100 counties in North Carolina through its field offices. For information on the legal aid office in your area, visit their website at http://www.legalaidnc.org or call 1-866-219-5262.

 

Address Confidentiality Program

The Address confidentiality program provides services to “help ensure perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual offense and stalking cannot use the state’s public records law to locate their victims.” if you would like to learn more about this program, please contact:

Address confidentiality program- 919-716-6785 or email acp@ncdoj.gov

Requirements of Applicant for Temporary Concealed Handgun Permit

The Sheriff may issue a temporary permit not to exceed 90 days to a person who the sheriff reasonably believes is in an emergency situation that may constitute a risk of safety to the person, the person’s family or property. The applicant may submit proof of a protective order issued under G.S. 50B-3 for the protection of the applicant as evidence of an emergency situation. The temporary permit may not be renewed and may be revoked by the sheriff without hearing. G.S. 14-415.15(b). The sheriff is authorized to issue a temporary permit when the sheriff believes that the applicant is in an emergency and the applicant presents all of the following

  • An application, completed under oath, on a form provided by the sheriff
  • A nonrefundable permit fee
  • A full set of fingerprints of the applicant administered by the sheriff

 

Release from custody or additional information

If you have any questions regarding the pretrial relapse from custody of the accuses or have additional information you may call the Lowell Police Department 704-825-8540 and ask for the listed officer. If no one is in the office, you can call Gaston County Non-Emergency Communications at 704-866-3300 and ask the listed officer to call you.

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