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Glendale Police Department:
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623-930-3000
Victim Assistance:
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Glendale Family Advocacy Center
(A Division of the Glendale
Police Department)

6830 N 57th Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-930-3720

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Teen Dating Violence



February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. It is also known that 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence. In light of these alarming facts, every year during the month of February advocates join efforts to raise awareness about dating violence, highlight promising practices, and encourage communities to get involved.

There are many resources available to provide information and support to victims and assist service providers and communities to decrease the prevalence of dating violence among young people. Anyone can make this happen by raising awareness about the issue, saying something about abuse when you see it and organizing your community to make a difference. Read More

What is teen dating violence?
Teen Dating Violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking. It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Below are just a few:

  • Relationship abuse
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Relationship violence
  • Dating abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic violence

Teen dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family.  Read more

Additonal Resources:
https://www.bloom365.org
https://kaitysway.org


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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. Read More


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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.


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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.
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Victim Assistance
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.
Download and learn about the mobile app


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Medical Services
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


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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.


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Volunteer
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.

 

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