National Domestic Violence Awareness

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The Oviedo Police Department asks you to remember that domestic violence is a crime, so when you need police information concerning domestic violence in Oviedo call 407-971-5700 to meet with an officer. Whenever a crime is in progress, you are in fear for your safety or someone could be harmed always call 9-1-1 for emergency help.


Local resources available to prevent domestic violence injuries or fatalities include:

SafeHouse of Seminole which provides services to all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and provides free and confidential services for any victim of domestic violence who lives or works in Seminole County. They also provide emergency shelter, counseling, court accompaniment, information, referrals and personal advocacy.

For more, go to or call 407-302-5220. Elizabeth House, Inc. is a non-profit, faith-based charitable organization that serves survivors of domestic violence, both women and their children. Their services include a transitional living facility, confidential counseling, living skills, support groups, legal assistance, spiritual enrichment classes and children’s programs. For more information, go to their Web site at or call 407-302-0880.

Other resources include The U.S. Department of Justice "Office on Violence Against Women" (OVW) which
provides a comprehensive online resource for victims of domestic abuse. For more information online go to





AUTHORITY Jeffrey Chudnow, Chief of Police