Overview: Section 4.2C of S.L. 2020-4, as enacted by Section 1.1(e) of S.L. 2020-80, creates the Domestic Violence Prevention Pilot Program and appropriates $3.5 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to the Administrative Office of the Courts to provide a grant to Caitlyn's Courage, Inc. to establish domestic violence prevention pilot programs in at least 9 judicial districts of varying caseloads. The domestic violence pilot programs shall provide judges the option to use global positioning system (GPS) electronic monitoring devices, establish local implementation teams, operate a 24-hour monitoring center, and train all participants about the GPS tracking devices.
No later than April 1, 2021, Caitlyn's Courage, Inc., in consultation with participating judicial districts and the East Carolina University Department of Criminal Justice, must report on the effectiveness of the pilot programs to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, and the Fiscal Research Division.