Domestic Violence Unit

Physical Address:
142 Federal St.
Portland, ME 04101

Phone:207-871-8384

Fax:207-775-3561

Return to Staff Directory


Domestic Violence Unit

Domestic Violence Unit handles misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases.

Domestic violence cases are very sensitive because the perpetrators are often the spouse, former spouse, or significant other of the victim. Domestic violence is a significant danger to public safety and victims, and the District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to address it aggressively, efficiently, effectively, and with the best interests of the victim and public safety in mind.

We established a Domestic Violence Unit in order to give these cases more attention by attorneys and victim assistants who are specially trained and dedicated to handle these cases. The unit handles 1,000 cases per year.

Name Title Email Phone
Cannon, Angela Deputy District Attorney
Hughes, Kristen Assistant District Attorney
Avery-Youngblood, Joshua Assistant District Attorney
Platts, Vicki Trial Assistant
Nelson, Amanda Trial Assistant
Rhodes, Kayleigh Victim Witness Advocate
Merrick, Julie Ana Victim Witness Advocate