The program formerly known as Caitlyn’s Courage is now a permanent program in Buncombe County. The program was started as a pilot and is now funded on a “recurring basis” in the state budget. This is significant because it means funding should be a non-issue going forward. I believe this program will provide another layer of protection for domestic violence survivors and has proven to be a useful tool.
Because Buncombe County was one of the earliest Counties to enroll, our place in the program is confirmed and we will be able to get monitors as needed.
I have included some of the correspondence around this issue for your review.
J. Calvin Hill, Chief District Court Judge
28th Judicial District