In Suffolk, this office has put together a task force of 28 agencies that work together to provide services to victims of domestic violence. We have found that a domestic violence victim who is well informed with the knowledge of the available resources will be more likely to alleviate the violence in her/his family than a victim who is unsure about what will happen to her/him physically, financially, and emotionally once the perpetrator is out of her/his life. The R.I.D. Violence Task Force is proud of the Resource Manual it has developed and provided to many local agencies. This manual helps assist victims of domestic violence in obtaining services throughout the community.
Members of the R.I.D. Violence Task Force include the following local agencies/offices:
Community Corrections Program/DOC
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater, Inc.
Department of Social Services
Division of Child Support Enforcement
Even Start, Early Childhood Development Commission
Healthy Families/Family Services of Tidewater, Inc.
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
Lakeview Ambulatory Care
Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad
Probation and Parole (District 6)
Response Sexual Assault Support Services
Suffolk City School Board
Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
Suffolk Fire Department
Suffolk Health Department
Suffolk Police Department
Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Suffolk Sheriff's Office
The Genieve Shelter
U. S Navy Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Investigative Section
Victim/Witness Services, A Division of the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office