A Message from the
Victim Services Unit
Welcome to the webpage for the Victim Services Unit of the Newport News Commonwealth's
Attorney's Office. We are so glad that you stopped by today! Our goal is to provide
information and resources that may be helpful for you or someone that you love.
Victim Services Unit is a division of the Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney's
Office and is designed for the purpose of providing quality and compassionate
services to crime victims, witnesses and their families, in the City of Newport
News. The Victim Services Unit began in the 1980's with one victim advocate and
we have grown to a staff of 12 and now serve approximately 3,500 victims and witnesses
It is our goal to provide victims and witnesses with the information,
resources, and support needed to get through the trauma of victimization. We are
sensitive to the special needs that victims and witnesses may have, and we make
every effort to insure that those needs are met. Our advocates are compassionate,
competent, and caring individuals who work to make sure that victims and witnesses
have the support and tools they need to get through the criminal justice process.
This website will provide you with a variety of information including,
but not limited to, the services we provide, community resources, information
on the criminal justice system and how to access these services. We are committed
to making your experience as positive and comfortable as possible, and if we are
unable to provide a service that you need, we will connect you to another source
that can help.
Once again, thank you for stopping by and please do not hesitate
to contact us via phone, postal mail, or email if you need more information and/or
If you would like help from the Victim Services Unit, click
here to e-mail.