AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REVIEW TEAM IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY.
Authorizes the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners (Commissioners) to create a Domestic Violence Task Force (Task Force) by resolution. Requires the Commissioners to develop the mission for the Task Force to address five specified community needs to combat the rise in domestic violence and address the needs of victims. Provides that the Task Force will work in conjunction with other governmental and nongovernmental agencies to share information necessary to meet the specified objectives. Requires the Commissioners to determine criteria for membership and to select and manage membership of the Task Force. Limits the Task Force's access to records in a domestic violence fatality case to when a district attorney has given written approval for access after the completion of the investigation or court proceedings or that access by the Task Force will not have any negative or adverse effects on the investigation or completion of a pending case. Requires the Commissioners to establish reporting requirements for the Task Force. Prohibits any report issued under the act from identifying the specific case or case reviews that led to the Task Force's findings and recommendations. Applies to Buncombe County only.