When: Feb 18, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The Newport News Police Department Domestic Violence Team (NNPD DV Team) is a newly implemented program in Newport News, Virginia, created under the vision of Chief Steve Drew. Located in NNPD Headquarters, and based out of the Special Victims Unit, the NNPD DV Team utilizes a multi-pronged approach to domestic violence: victim advocacy, law enforcement training, community partnerships, data analysis, domestic violence education, and awareness saturation. This approach allows the DV Team, as civilian advocates within the department, to develop and implement effective strategies to address the issue of domestic violence within the city of Newport News.
This presentation will provide an overview of the unique perspectives that civilian advocates bring to law enforcement in their engagement with victims of domestic violence. You will also learn of the innovative strategies deployed by the NNPD Domestic Violence Team in their efforts to engage the community in the fight against this public health epidemic.