What is available to our citizens, and stakeholders and how do we provide it?
Starting earlier this winter, NPD began a proud partnership with the District Attorney's Office and The New Bedford Women's Center, adding a vital resource to our department in the form of Katie, our Civilian Police Advocate (CPA). As our CPA, Katie is available to our residents victimized by domestic violence offering crisis intervention, safety planning, support and resources according to each individual’s needs. Studies have shown that the sooner victims are connected to their local domestic violence agency, they are more likely to feel empowered to make positive change in their life.
Katie has dedicated hours here at NPD.
Katie is available to us by phone during the day and by email and voicemail. Her direct extension here at NPD is 508-285-0342. Her email is: KFitzsimmons@thewomenscentersc.com