JKFFC makes news in South Carolina February 2022

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A study conducted by a University of South Carolina economist put a nine-digit price tag on the economic impact of domestic violence for the state.The report, commissioned by the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, states the crime cost the state $358.4 million in 2020.Dr. Joseph Von Nessen of the Darla Moore School of Business announced the results of the study at a news conference Tuesday morning in Columbia.The study found that 82,739 South Carolinians each year will be victims of intimate partner violence, he said."Unfortunately, our state has consistently ranked within the top 10 states for the rate of female homicide in each of the past 17 years," Von Nessen said. "South Carolina ranks seventh among all states with respect to the percentage of females who experienced intimate partner violence at some point during their lifetimes. And about 42% of females and 29% of males in South Carolina, expected to experience intimate partner violence in their [..] read more

Safe haven: One stop Mecklenburg location for abuse victims April 2021

Umbrella Center to open in Charlotte
Safe Alliance, Pat's Place and Jamie Kimble Foundation, in partnership with several organizations in Charlotte, are preparing to construct a Family Justice Center that will serve Mecklenburg County. Read more [..] read more

Nonprofit alliance seeks $15 million from private sector for family justice center April 2021

Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage in the Charlotte Business Journal

Charlotte is one of the few major cities that doesn't have a family justice center. That could change by 2023. Nonprofit alliance seeks $15 million from private sector for Family Justice [..] read more

Special presentation to Charlotte City Council February 2021

Our JKFFC Executive Director, Sherill Carrington, and the Safe Communities Committee made a special presentation Feb. 2, 2021 to Charlotte City Council. This was an important next step for the Family Justice Center. Those who may have missed the meeting, can watch it on the City's Facebook page. [..] read more

COVID-19 UPDATE April 2020

​​ COVID-19 Update Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage Courage Talk with Dr. James C. Rachal, physician at Atrium Health with a specialty in psychiatry
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South Park Magazine- The New Reality March 2020

These young advocates stand up to stop domestic violence. [..] read more

Stopping Intimate Partner Violence Before It Starts: Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage February 2020

Written by Grace Kennedy on February 19, 2020
If you think high school is too early to start talking about intimate partner violence, think again.Approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.Nearly one in eleven female teens, and one in fifteen male teens, reported experiencing dating violence in the last year, yet three in four parents never discuss the warning signs with their children. It's time to talk about teen dating violence, and Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage (JKFFC) is leading the conversation. The Charlotte-based nonprofit seeks to create a future without intimate partner violence, and the best way to create that future is to start young.

In honor of February being National Teen Dating [..] read more

Hundreds of Charlotte teens learn how to stop dating violence February 2020

By: News StaffUpdated: February 1, 2020 - 8:38 PM CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hundreds of Charlotte teens learned how to stop teen dating violence Saturday.

The Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage hosted the Teens for Courage summit at Carowinds, where more than 250 students showed up.

They discussed relationship red flag warning signs and what a healthy relationship looks like. The students also learned what resources are available for their peers experiencing domestic violence.

"They are our future, and we want to make sure that they are aware, educated and that they become ambassadors for stopping dating violence before it begins," said Ron Kimble, co-founder of Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage.

February is teen dating violence awareness month.

For more information about the foundation and its mission, click here.Read the original story here: [..] read more

Wilson’s World: Previewing the Jamie Kimble Foundation’s Teens for Courage Event at Carowinds January 2020

January 27, 2020 By Jon WilsonCHARLOTTE, N.C. Wilson was at Carowinds with members of the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, Mecklenburg County Support Services and students from area high schools to talk about the first Teens for Courage Event being held at Carowinds this Saturday.

Approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. Research studies reveal that 3 in 4 parents never discuss the warning signs of intimate partner violence with their children. The first ever Jamie Kimble Foundation Teens for Courage event was created to provide a comprehensive educational curriculum to reinforce the development of healthy and respectful dating relationships and teach students how to be active bystanders. The event is free but registration is required and is attendance is limited to 500 students.

During the event participants will network with students from High Schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and [..] read more

Domestic violence and teen dating January 2020

Published: 12:35 PM EST January 27, 2020Updated: 8:46 PM EST January 27, 2020WCNC's Charlotte Today hosts Colleen Odegaard and Eugene Robinson speaks to JKFFC Executive Director, Sherill Carrington and JKFFC Board Member, Rose Planer about the upcoming Teens for Courage Summit taking place Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Carowinds- Harmony Hall. Representatives from the Jamie Kimble Foundation have the warning signs of intimate partner violence, and how teens can get help.See the original story here: [..] read more