Domestic violence should not happen to anyone. The sad reality is it does, on an all too often basis. Domestic violence is rarely an isolated incident. It is frequently a repeated act with the intensity of violence increasing with each incident, sometimes with tragic results. The cycle of violence must be broken. The Riverside Police Department remains vigilant in investigating and prosecuting offenders of domestic violence.
Maybe you have lived with abuse, maybe it happened just once; maybe you work or live next to someone who is being abused right now. There is help! You just need to remember two things: first, abuse is never okay; second, you are not alone. Help is yours for the asking. Your safety as well as the ones attached to you is a pr iority. If you know someone who you think is being abused - a friend, family member, co-worker, client, patient or parishioner - please contact the Riverside Police Department and stop the violence.
The Riverside Police will assist victims with obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) on weekends, holidays, and other times the courts are closed. Another service we assist victims with is a referral to a member of The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). The DVRT is a free service to victims of domestic violence. Area volunteers respond to the police station during instances of domestic violence and provide the victim assistance with housing, counseling and child care issues.
The Domestic Violence Response Team is looking for volunteers to assist victims of Domestice Violence. Please see below for information on how to apply.