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Newport News PD hires specialists to help with domestic violence — city’s top 911 call during pandemic

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The Newport News Police Department is taking a new approach to stop domestic violence. Earlier this month, the department hired two domestic violence specialists to work alongside officers. This comes as shelters in Hampton Roads see an increase in calls for help during the coronavirus pandemic. Police Chief Steve Drew says the department is also seeing an increase Read More >

Women of Distinction: Neisha Himes

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“People don’t like talking about things that either make them think too much or make them feel too much,” asserts Neisha Himes. “They’d rather talk about the safe things and the surface things and not go too deep.” That’s why she favors spoken word poetry—a word-based performance art—for bringing awareness to issues that are important Read More >

NCADV Announces 2019 Voices in Action Award Recipients


The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today seven 2019 Voices in Action Award Recipients, who will be honored for their commitment to a national culture where we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence later this month at NCADV’s conference. Awardees include Nusrat Ameen (Lifetime Impact Award), Representatives Karen Bass and Read More >