The Board of Directors of Families Living Violence Free (FLVF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Pamela Tyler Thompson to lead the agency.  FLVF, Granville County’s Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Center has been serving victims of these crimes since 2004.
Pamela has been involved serving Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims in North Carolina for nearly 15 years in various capacities. She brings with her an extensive background of experience founded in Community Education, Violence Prevention programming in schools, coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to address these problems, conducting forensic interviews, and court advocacy. 
She has served on the NC Domestic Violence Commission for the last six years, appointed by Senator Phil Berger, where she chairs the Trainings and Education Committee, and the Victim’s Services Committee.  Appointed by Speaker Tim Moore, Pam served on the NC Child Fatality Task force, Intentional Death Committee, for the last four years.  Recently appointed to the NC Governor’s Crime Commission by Senator Phil Berger, Pam was sworn in, December 2019.
Pamela has been married to Attorney Craig T. Thompson for 30 years.  They are parents to three children:   Natalie is an Animal Ambassador/Zookeeper at the NC Zoo in Asheboro.  Sophie is a 3rd grade teacher in Randolph County, and Evan is a Sergeant in the US Army, stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Ms. Thompson has served on the Alamance Burlington School System Board of Education since 2012.  Her main reason for running was to push for prevention programming and safety in the schools. She has maintained a strong working relationship with law enforcement in Alamance County and facilitated a professional training collaborative for all schools to conduct Live Shooter Drills. Pam brought in the North Carolina SBI to do safety assessments of school campuses.  She had a goal of providing all ABSS students with on-site mental health services, and as of January 2018, that was achieved and implemented at no cost to the school system.
Pamela brought in Restorative Justice Practices and Reverse Suspension.  She currently serves on the Board of Crime Stoppers, Recreation and Parks Commission, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Student Nurse/Health Services, Justice Advisory Council, and Group Home Task Force.  Pam’s desire is to be involved at this level of service in Granville County.  Utilizing prevention programs and direct services with victims, children and adults, she assures us that whatever means it takes to protect children will be used.
Her vision is to provide the support needed to enable the wonderful staff of Families Living Violence Free to become the absolute best at what they do . . . serving, empowering, and giving a voice to victims. Pam’s goal is to build solid relationships with those who serve every aspect of the Granville County community in order to ultimately provide victims of violence with resources and support they need to thrive.  These partnerships will include the District Attorney’s Office, Judges, Department of Social Services, Law Enforcement, Juvenile Services, school system and the faith based community. Pam believes there is nothing more important than the safety of families which are the very foundation of society, and will do whatever it takes to improve the quality of life for children and adults who make up those families.  She is inviting all of us in Granville County to join her in this effort because no one entity, person, system, or group can accomplish this.  Working together as a team, however, will make it happen.  Pam is a firm believer that “There is Power in Unity!”

Our Mission

“Giving Voice and Support to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims.”

Our Vision

We honor families as the life of our community – where dreams are born, children are nurtured and adults find purpose. Because many members of our community who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are denied these rights to quality of life and to basic human dignity, Families Living Violence Free is dedicated to empowering Granville County families to live safe, non-violent lives.
Families Living Violence Free is Granville County’s domestic violence and rape crisis center. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2004, we are certified by the Governor’s Crime Commission and the North Carolina Council for Women/Domestic Violence Commission and the designated Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault service provider to victims in our county.
Organizational Overview: Families Living Violence Free is governed by a Board of Directors which is actively engaged in determining our strategic direction, defining our goals and objectives as related to our mission, and evaluating the success of our services toward achieving our mission. The board also ensures that our resources are managed effectively with proper financial controls in place to remain accountable to our donors and the public.
All of our services are at will, free and confidential, Families Living Violence Free provides services regardless of immigration status, age, physical or mental ability, gender identity or expression, race, creed, sexual orientation, or religious orientation.
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