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.