Glendale Family Advocacy Center

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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




teen dating violence imageFebruary is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Every February across the United States, teens and those who support them join together for a national effort to raise awareness about teen dating violence. Dating abuse is a public health issue that affects people from all ages, backgrounds, and identities.  Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. In fact,  most of them will experience this violence before the age of 25.  Nearly half (43%) of all college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.  Click here to learn some of the common warning sigs of dating abuse.

 

Relationships exist on spectrum,  from healthy to unhealthy to abusive — and everywhere in between. It can be hard to determine where your relationship falls, especially if you haven’t dated a lot. Click here to learn more.

Teen dating abuse is a difficult subject to discuss with a friend, but it is so important to talk about it. Staying silent only gives the abusive behavior more power. Speaking up could help save a life. Learn how to help a friend going through dating abuse. 




human trafficking awareness imageNational Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Although slavery is commonly considered a thing of the past, human traffickers still to this day use coercion, threats, violence, and other manipulative tactics to force people into sex and labor trafficking. Victims originate from almost every region of the world, however according to the U.S. Department of State, the top three countries of origin of federally identified victims in FY 2018 were the United States, Mexico, and the Philippines.

Warning signs of a trafficked person may include: dating older men, secretive about relationship, recipient of many expensive gifts, possession of a second cell phone, lots of unexplained cash, fake ID, runs away or avoids family and friends, and drug or alcohol abuse. To find out more, CLICK HERE

There are many assistance programs available to offer help and support to trafficking victims and their loved ones. If you or someone you know needs help – contact the Glendale Family Advocacy Center @ 623-930-3720 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888.

RESOURCES
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Polaris Project
Training and Resources United to Stop Trafficking



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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.



FamilyProtecting 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




HandsVictim 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.



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AZ Glendale VINE System


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.


NurseMedical 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.




GPD CoinGlendale 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.


Raised HandsVolunteer

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.

Contact Us

Glendale Family Advocacy Center
6830 North 57th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301
P:(623) 930-3720