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Domestic Violence Court To Begin In September

Domestic Violence Court To Begin In September

By Laken Bowles. CREATED Aug 5, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Beginning in September, victims of domestic violence in Nashville will have a new court to hear their cases.

On Tuesday, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said the first-ever domestic violence court will begin on September 2. Dean said three specialized general sessions judges will preside over the new court.

The courtrooms have been built to ensure minimal contact with accused offenders, and cases will be processed more efficiently. A new advocacy center has also been built. 

“We want to make sure that we're holding people accountable, make sure that victims of these and all crimes are safe, and I think the longer you have a case pending, it creates a problem,” said Judge Angelita Dalton.

The advocacy center will open in the east wing of the Ben West Building.