The Lincoln Police Department would like to educate and inform the general public on the signs and symptoms of domestic violence and notify them of the resources available. There are several links provided below to assist victims with information to break the cycle of violence.
The Lincoln Police Department is available to answer questions 24 hours a day by calling (402) 441-6000. You should also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page. In the case of an emergency, call 911.
Voices of Hope
Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN)
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
Linea de Crisis
The Victim Assistance Unit provides information and support services to victims and witnesses of crime. The mission of Victim Assistance is to help victims deal with the effects of crime. The unit utilizes extensive volunteer resources to assure that victims and witnesses are provided with the information and assistance that they need.
Voices of Hope offers assistance with filing protection orders, obtaining basic needs, developing a safety plan and provides presentations on subjects related to domestic violence and sexual assault. They also maintain a 24 hour crisis line, advocacy in response to calls from law enforcement and hospitals, walk-in services, counseling, support groups for domestic violence and sexual assault victims including a Spanish speaking support group for women who are or have been in an abusive relationship.
Shelter and support for battered women and their children. Services include safe shelter for women and children who are homeless due to domestic violence or sexual assault, crisis intervention services, individual and group counseling, transitional housing, support groups for women who have experienced violent relationships and children who have witnessed or have been a target of family violence, community education about the dynamics of domestic violence, advocacy and referral to community services, children's advocacy to help kids identify feelings, manage conflict and cope with family changes and limited food, clothing, toiletries and other emergency items.
The Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition is a statewide advocacy organization committed to the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence, and stalking. We work to enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by supporting and building upon the services provided by the network of local programs across the state of Nebraska.
A private non-profit corporation that provides free civil legal services including advice and referral, negotiation, extended representation, self-help clinics, client education, community economic development and pro bono referral to low-income persons.
The ACP program provides victims who have moved to a new location, unknown to their abuser, with a substitute address for use when interacting with state and local agencies. It also provides a cost-free first-class mail forwarding service to its participants.
VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes. Users can also register through their participating state or county toll-free number. VINELink is an on-line resource that allows you to search for information regarding an offender's current custody status. The Nebraska VINE service is provided by the Nebraska Sheriff's Association, Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition, Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime, Nebraska County Attorneys' Association, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska Crime Commission, and CJIS Advisory Committee.