What is available to our citizens and stakeholders, and how do we provide it?
NPD maintains 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 Cathy, our Civilian Police Advocate (CPA). As our CPA, Cathy 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.
Cathy 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: firstname.lastname@example.org