Ceasefire Roanoke

Working Together To Reduce Violent Crime In Roanoke, Virginia

Why is Ceasefire Virginia focusing on Roanoke, 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 Roanoke, Virginia is driven by a deep understanding of the region’s unique needs. By directing our attention to Roanoke, 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke, 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.

Roanoke Community Resource Hotlines

Addiction Recovery

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.


Roanoke Crime Line
(540) 344-8500 or Submit A Tip Online


City of Roanoke Prevention Alliance


Roanoke Police Gang Unit 
(540) 853-2203


Virginia Gang Investigators Association


National Gang Center


Child Protective Services


Department of Social Services


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

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


Support groups for those who have recently lost a loved one.
(800) 395-5755


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


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)


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


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


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

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

Support groups to help families and friends of alcoholics.
1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(888) 425-2666


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


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


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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke's 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 Roanoke’s citizens.


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 Roanoke, Virginia. But Ceasefire Virginia is fighting back to make your city safer for everyone.

Featured Coverage

Man dies from injuries in Roanoke shooting

July 10, 2024

Man dead after shooting in Roanoke

July 1, 2024

Two people injured in Roanoke shooting

June 30, 2024

Man dies from injuries in Roanoke shooting
July 10, 2024

Individual taken to the hospital after shooting in Roanoke: Officials
July 1, 2024

Man dead after shooting in Roanoke
July 1, 2024

Two people injured in Roanoke shooting
June 30, 2024

Name released of victim in Roanoke homicide
June 17, 2024

Teen suspect in fatal shooting arraigned on first-degree murder charge
June 6, 2024

Bedford County drug ‘pop up’ bust leads to seizure of more than $3 million in illegal drugs
May 15, 2024

18-year-old charged with Robbery in connection to shooting on Stratford Park Dr.
May 1, 2024

“Earlier today, Attorney General Jason Miyares warned students against taking protests too far.”
April 30, 2024
WFXR (FOX) – Roanoke, VA | WFXR News @ 6:00PM

“Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares is speaking to what’s unfolding across campuses in the Commonwealth.”
April 30, 2024
WSET (ABC) – Roanoke, VA | ABC 13 News @ 7

“Attorney General Jason Miyares was in Danville day and provided an update on Operation Ceasefire.”
April 30, 2024
WFXR (FOX) – Roanoke, VA | WFXR News @ 6.30

Two people shot in Southwest Roanoke, suspect still at large
April 24, 2024

Youth violence prevention program funding hangs in the balance as legislature reworks state budget
April 19, 2024
Virginia Mercury

Roanoke man sentenced for Ferncliff Avenue shooting
March 22, 2024
The Roanoke Times

“Virginia’s Attorney General says local cities are taking back the community.”
March 21, 2024
Roanoke, VA: WFXR News Good Day Virginia @ 7

State budget proposal includes funding for violence prevention programs in western Virginia
March 21, 2024

Man arrested for assault in Northeast Roanoke
March 12, 2024

Man hospitalized after shooting on Hanover Avenue NW, 20-year-old charged
February 22, 2024

Two suspects detained in NW Roanoke shooting
February 2, 2024

Man pleads guilty in 2023 Roanoke shooting, Commonwealth attorney says
February 2, 2024

Three hospitalized after shooting at Status Restaurant and Lounge
January 21, 2024

Roanoke school staffer arrested after gun found in car
January 18, 2024

Roanoke nonprofits awarded $300K in program grants by the Gun Violence Prevention Commission
January 17, 2024

Roanoke man charged for allegedly shooting at occupied vehicle on I-581 in June
January 16, 2024

Roanoke City leaders set to approve position for gun violence prevention coordinator
January 15, 2024

31 Murders in 2023 Make it Roanoke City’s Bloodiest Year Ever
January 13, 2024
The Roanoke Star

‘RESET’ Team walked on Stratford Park Drive SW providing support & services to residents
January 12, 2024

Roanoke Police investigating juvenile’s false bomb threat at Crystal Spring Elementary
January 11, 2024

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 Roanoke, VA, and the police need your help. To anonymously report a crime in Roanoke, Virginia, you can call (540) 344-8500 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke, Virginia

See something? Know something? Say something!

Call Roanoke Crime Line

Submit a Tip Online
via Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke, VA