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Victim Specialists Unit (VSU)

The policy of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is to treat all victims in a respectful, responsive and compassionate manner. To that end, the department’s Victim Specialists Unit provides support, information, and referrals to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Victim Specialists in the unit act as a support system and conduit for victims/survivors; with hope of empowering victims. Moreover, the Victim Specialists Unit aims to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the District of Columbia by establishing relationships with the community and being a resource for victims and their families.

The Victim Specialists Unit is located within the Victim Services Branch.

Victim Services Branch's Newsletter

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Contact Information

Name Phone Email
Tyria Fields, Manager (202) 724-4339 tyria.fields@dc.gov
Helen Hall, VSU Victim Specialist (202) 724-8921 helen.hall@dc.gov
Kayce Simmons, VSU Victim Specialist (202) 727-6007 kayce.simmons@dc.gov
Esther Urbano Thomas,VSU Billingual Victim Specialist (202) 724-2071 estheru.thomas@dc.gov
Tramaine Newsome, Victim Specialist (202) 724-2215 tramaine.newsome2@dc.gov
Beyshinah Woods, Victim Specialist (202) 727-6007 Beyshinahs.woods@dc.gov

Police Headquarters
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 3001
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 727-6491