Advocate of the Quarter

Each quarter we honor and recognize an individual that made a positive impact in working towards stopping family violence. 1st Quarter 2018's recipient is Vanessa Greene. Please take a moment to learn more about her amazing work below!

Nomination Form

We encourage and appreciate nominations for Advocate Of The Quarter. Please download the form below and submit it to

Advocate Of The Quarter Nomination Form (docx)


Advocate Of the Quarter Q3 2018

Vanessa Greene


Vanessa Greene has over 42 years of public service. She has worked as Domestic Violence Facilitator, Social Services, Case Management, Substance Abuse Treatment Assessment and Law Enforcement. Vanessa has been a diligent worker in all services that she touches. She worked with the Hampton Roads Military and Civilian Family Violence Prevention Council for over 8 years as Coordinator and Co-Chairperson. Since her retirement from Suffolk Social Services, she works with Veterans in Southampton County Area. 

Professional Experience:

• Board of Director’s - Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

• Volunteer lecturer and advocate of Domestic Violence for the Genieve Shelter 

• Team Leader/Probation Officer, Eastern Virginia Day Reporting Center

• Probation Officer, Portsmouth Adult Probation and Parole Case Load 120

• Guest Lecturer, Old Dominion University – Sociology/Criminal Justice

• Surveillance Officer, Portsmouth Adult Probation and Parole

• Corrections Rehabilitation Counselor II, Tidewater Detention Center for Women

• Counselor/Mentor, Family Redirections Institute

• Social Work Intern, Portsmouth Department of Social Services

• Special Assignment - Federal Task Force Agent - Drug Enforcement Administration 

• Police Detective – Vice, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Portsmouth, VA 

• Master Police Officer, Portsmouth, VA Police Department

• Crime Prevention Practitioner, Portsmouth, VA Police Department

• Police Officer, Portsmouth, VA Police Department