The Newport News Police Department employs two full-time advocates – the NNPD Domestic Violence Team - to bridge the gap between law enforcement and victim support.
Through victim advocacy and empowerment, the team assists individuals affected by domestic violence in their journey toward safety and stability. They also train officers to help them understand the challenges for people affected by domestic violence and help ensure officers and victims have positive interactions.
Signs of Domestic Abuse
Calls you hurtful names
Physically hurts you or has hurt you in the past
Tries to isolate you from your family and friends
Is frequently jealous
Demands to know your whereabouts
Intimidates, threatens or frightens you
Blames you for everything
Forces you to do things that you don't want to do
Monitors your social media
Doesn't let you access finances
Harms or threatens to harm children or pets
Planning a Quick Escape?
Pack important documents, like birth certificates, Social Security cards, drivers' license, medical records, immigration or custody papers, etc.
Gather any keys, clothing, medicine, favorite toys, pictures and other important items.
If possible, have cash, credit cards, gift cards or checks on hand.
Create a code word to alert family/friends when you need help.
Want to help someone experiencing domestic violence or learn about preventing domestic violence? visit our Domestic Violence Prevention page for more information.