Ceasefire Newport News

Working Together To Reduce Violent Crime In Newport News, Virginia

Why is Ceasefire Virginia focusing on Newport News, Virginia?

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares is acutely aware of the impact that gun violence has on communities, and the decision to focus our efforts on Newport News, Virginia is driven by a deep understanding of the region’s unique needs. By directing our attention to Newport News, Ceasefire Virginia aims to effect meaningful change in this vibrant community. By addressing gun violence and providing access to comprehensive community resources, Ceasefire Virginia is committed to fostering a safer environment that will have a lasting and positive effect on the lives of the city’s residents. Through partnerships, education, and advocacy, Ceasefire Virginia seeks to empower individuals and engage the entire community in gun violence prevention efforts. By working together, Ceasefire Virginia and the citizens of Newport News can create meaningful change, cultivate a sense of security, and build a brighter future for all.

Community Resources + Services

Knowing where to go is just as important as knowing what to do. Below is a map with all available community resources in Newport News, Virginia. Updated regularly, these resources will help both you and your family receive the help needed to make your community a safer place. Use the map below to find out how your community can help you.

Also take a moment to learn more about the numerous programs offered by Virginia Office of the Attorney General that can help members of your community prevent issues like domestic violence, identity theft, bullying, Medicaid fraud, and many more.

Additional Resources

 

Virginia 2-1-1
Search for additional services in Virginia through Virginia 2-1-1 or dial 2-1-1 to speak to a contact specialist.

 

Newport News Crime Line
1 (888) LOCK-U-UP or Submit A Tip Online

 

Newport News Prevention Services

 

Newport News Gang Enforcement Unit
Submit A Tip Online

 

Virginia Gang Investigators Association

 

National Gang Center

 

Child Protective Services

 

City Call

 

Community Service Board or Behavioral Healthcare

 

Department of Social Services

 

Fire Department

 

Health Department

 

Parks and Recreation

 

Police Department (non-emergency)

 

Public Library

 

Public Schools

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service

 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

Virginia Health Care Foundation
Connection to affordable medical, dental, prescription medicines, Medicaid/FAMIS, health insurance, and behavioral health.
707 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 828-5804
info@vhcf.org

Connecting Communities
Behavioral therapy, acute crisis intervention, returning home transition support, at risk of home removal support, and mental health skill-building.
309 County Street, Suite 203, Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 966-1689
contact@connectingcommunitiesllc.com

 

GriefShare
Support groups for those who have recently lost a loved one.
(800) 395-5755
info@griefshare.org

 

enCircle
Minnick schools, people with disabilities, treatment foster care, counseling, and immigration services.
11818 Rock Landing Drive, Suite 207, Newport News, VA 23606
(800) 359-3834
info@enCircleAll.org

 

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness – Virginia
Support groups, crisis support, resources, education, and advocacy for individuals, families, and friends affected by mental illness.
PO Box 8260, Richmond, VA 23226-0260
(888) 486-8264 Ext. 202  |  (804) 285-8264 Ext. 202  |  (800) 950-6264 (helpline)
info@namivirginia.org

 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone experiencing a suicidal crisis or in emotional distress.
Call 988

 

Postpartum Support Virginia
Post Office Box 7521, Arlington VA 22207
(703) 829-7152
info@postpartumva.org

 

The Barry Robinson Center
Residential treatment for children and teens of military-connected families. Treatment foster care.
443 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502
(800) 211-1995
admissions@barryrobinson.org

 

Tidewater Intergroup (TWIG) of Overeaters Anonymous
Support groups.
PO Box 65621, Virginia Beach, VA 23467
(757) 332-0930
info@oatidewater.org

 

Young Widows or Widowers
Support, bereavement resources, and social events to help those who have lost their spouse or life partner.
P.O. Box 2564, Midlothian, VA 23113
info@ywow.org

 

Families Forward Virginia
Intensive parent education and child development screenings.
8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 212, Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 359-6166
info@familiesforwardva.org

Al-Anon/Alateen
Support groups to help families and friends of alcoholics.
1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(888) 425-2666
wso@al-anon.org

American Lung Association
Resources and connections to quit smoking and vaping.
(800) 586-4872

Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)
Education, prevention, and counseling services.
Fort Eustis , VA 23604
(757) 878-2924

BrightView
Addiction treatment programs.
(888) 501-9865

Oxford House
Search for local sober living vacancies.
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (National Program)
(301) 587-2916  |  (800) 689-6411

 

Peninsula Area of Narcotics Anonymous
Support groups.
(800) 777-1515
pascna2020@gmail.com

 

Start Your Recovery
Find local rehab centers, counseling, and support groups.

 

Adult Abuse
1 (888) 832-3858

American Red Cross
1 (877) 849-8543

Child Abuse
1 (800) 552-7096

Disaster Distress Helpline
(800) 985-5990

Domestic Violence
1 (800) 799-7233

Military Crisis Line
1 (800) 273-8255

Military OneSource
1 (800) 342-9647

National Sexual Assault
1 (800) 656-4673

Poison Control
1 (800) 222-1222

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)
1 (800) 656-4673

Regional Housing Crisis Hotline
(757) 587-4202

SAFE Helpline
1 (877) 995-5247

Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program (SHARP)
1 (757) 268-8967

Suicide Prevention
1 (800) 273-8255

Wounded Warrior Program
1 (800) 237-1336

 

Community Outreach

Community Outreach is very important to the Virginia Office of the Attorney General. Community Outreach Liaisons serve as a connection point between the Attorney General’s office and the community and they are available to work with or present to school groups, community associations, civic groups, and educational programs. Community Outreach Liaisons also help with other pressing topics including prescription drug and heroin abuse, human trafficking awareness, and domestic violence issues. They help facilitate information on public safety within the community and similarly provide the Office of the Attorney General with the necessary information it needs to address public safety concerns or any potential threats.

Community Outreach Liaisons also present Virginia Rules, an educational program aimed at middle and high school students that promotes being active and engaged members of the Newport News community. Focusing on decision-making tactics, education on Virginia laws, and promoting how to be an active and engaged citizen, these interactive modules are easily accessed and absorbed by audiences. The modules include actionable information on dating violence, obtaining and keeping a driver’s license, and other law-related topics relevant to teens. Community Outreach Liaisons can present the modules to local schools or help train other professionals within schools to become instructors.

Contact Newport News' Ceasefire Coordinator

As part of our efforts to reduce violent crime throughout Virginia, the Office of the Attorney General has placed dedicated Ceasefire Coordinators in each of the communities we are focusing on. These individuals can help you by providing education opportunities and connecting you with the appropriate resources throughout the Attorney General’s Office. These coordinators help people find solutions for a variety of issues, including gang activity awareness, violent crime prevention, and more. They have a wealth of information and compassion for the specific needs of Newport News’ citizens.

News

If you’ve checked out the local news outlets over the past few years, you already know that violent crime is on the rise in Newport News, Virginia. But Ceasefire Virginia is fighting back to make your city safer for everyone.

Featured Coverage

Teen seriously injured after shooting in Newport News

February 28, 2024
WTKR

Virginia Beach man pleads guilty to federal firearms conspiracy

March 5, 2024
U.S. Department of Justice

Skate No Hate in Newport News to raise awareness on gun violence

March 7, 2024
WAVY

Virginia Rules

Where Teens Learn and Live the Law

Virginia Rules is an educational program specially designed to help instructors, parents, and students understand the law as it applies to teens in their everyday lives. The purpose of Virginia Rules is to educate young Virginians about Virginia laws and help them develop skills needed to make sound decisions, to avoid breaking laws, and to become active citizens of their schools and communities. The program offers an annual School and Campus Safety Training Forum, a resource-packed website, and more.

Gun Violence Prevention

There are many ways to report suspected illegal gun activity and acts of violence in Newport News, VA, and the police need your help. To anonymously report a crime in Newport News, Virginia, you can call 1 (888) LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online.

Consider joining a Neighborhood Watch group in your area. If one does not exist in your neighborhood, consider working with your neighbors to start your own Neighborhood Watch group. To get started, visit the National Neighborhood Watch Institute online and check out the National Crime Prevention Council’s tips for how to organize a Neighborhood Watch program.

If your child doesn’t know the laws in Virginia, how can they know if they are breaking the law or not? Virginia Rules is an educational program designed for middle and high school students that helps parents and students understand the law as it applies to teens in their everyday lives. When you teach your child about Virginia laws, you can help them develop skills needed to make good decisions, to avoid breaking laws, and to become active citizens of their schools and communities.

If you see or know about illegal gun activity or an act of gun violence happening in your neighborhood, the police want to know. Contact Newport News Police Department and let them know your concerns. Your information, which can be kept confidential, and cooperation helps them focus their anti-gun violence efforts and may prevent others in your community from becoming victims of illegal guns or senseless violence.

The biggest way you can prevent and reduce gun violence involvement starts at home. Here are some ways you can support your child at home:

  • Get involved in your child’s school activities
  • Be a positive role model and set a good example
  • Get to know your child’s friends and their families
  • Encourage good study habits
  • Teach your child how to cope with peer pressure
  • Help your child develop good conflict resolution skills
  • Encourage your child to participate in positive after-school activities
  • Get involved in community activities as a family

Crime Tipline For Newport News, Virginia

See something? Know something? Say something!

Call Newport News Crime Line

Submit a Tip Online via Newport News Crime Line

If you see or suspect that violent crime, an illegal gun, or drug and gang activity are taking place in your neighborhood, the worst thing you can do is say nothing. No matter how big or small it is, your information about illegal guns or acts of violence in your neighborhood is a valuable tool for police to use in the fight to make Newport News a safer place for everyone.

In some cases, your information may even save a life! If you have a tip about gang activity, illegal guns, drugs, crimes or violent crime, or suspected gang members in your neighborhood, share that information with police through Newport News Crime Line. It’s 100% anonymous and your tip may even be eligible for a cash reward.

Two Ways to Submit a Crime Tip in Newport News, VA