Glendale Family Advocacy Center
(A Division of the Glendale
6830 N 57th Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85301
The Glendale Family Advocacy Center The goal of the Glendale Family Advocacy Center (GFAC) is to provide comprehensive and coordinated services to crime victims in a safe, comfortable and convenient setting. The “one-stop” center is a partnership between the Glendale Police Department,
Crisis Preparation and Recovery,
Department of Child Services,
Honor Health and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month If you happen to be the parent of a teenager, do you know the signs of an unhealthy relationship? Sometimes it is more than, “they are just being a teenager”! Teen dating violence could be happening to someone you know and is much more common than people realize. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, emotional, sexual, financial or stalking abuse by someone they are in a relationship with, before they become adults.
These are some of the warning signs of dating abuse: checking your cell phone or email without permission, constantly putting you down, extreme jealousy or insecurity, explosive temper, isolating you from family and friends, making false accusations, mood swings, physically hurting you in any way, possessiveness, telling you what to do and pressuring you or forcing you to have sex.
For more information and resources related to Teen Dating Violence, please contact the Glendale Police Department, Special Victims Unit at 623-930-3030.
National Teen Dating Violence Hotline: 1-(866) 331-9474
Teen Hotline: (602) 248-8336
EVE’s Place – Youth and Teen Services: 623/537-5380
Domestic - Family Violence Information and Resources
Domestic violence can take many forms, but its goal is always the same: Batterers want to control you through fear. They do this by regularly abusing you physically, sexually, psychologically and economically. For information on forms of domestic violence and behaviors that an abuser might display, as well as prevention and assistance resources, click here.
Protecting Our Children
How do you teach your children of the dangers within the community without scaring them? The most important thing a parent can do is teach their children to think and be prepared. The Glendale Family Advocacy Center has several programs targeted on keeping our children safe. Read More
The mission of the Victim Assistance Unit within the Glendale Police Department is to provide comprehensive services to victims and their families who are affected by crime; to help them regain stability in their lives; and help them exert their rights as a crime victim. read more.
The AZ Glendale VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. Visit the FREE online service now.
Medical professionals from Honor Health and The Child Protection Team are part of the team of law enforcement, prosecution, social service agencies and mental health clinicians working in collaboration to provide quality care and expert testimony to victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and child maltreatment. Read More
Glendale Police Department
The mission of the Glendale Police Department is to protect the lives and property of the people we serve. We value Courage, Integrity, Excellence, Respect, Dedication and Compassion. To visit the Glendale Police Department website now, click here.
Are you interested in making your community a better place and making a positive impact? Victim assistance volunteers help crime victims in many ways: on-scene crisis intervention, criminal justice advocacy, court accompaniment and emotional support. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, read more.