Newport News police hold ceremony to start Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

In observance of the month, Newport News police are working to raise awareness about domestic violence and help survivors.

On Friday night, they held a ceremony to begin the month of events.

The event featured remarks from Chief Steve Drew as well as local experts.

The department also created a Domestic Violence Unit to combat these crimes.

The department has many events throughout the month of October.

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