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




April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children. We know child maltreatment is a preventable problem. All adults play a role in building the safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments.

In the USA, an estimated 906,000 children are victims of abuse and neglect each year. Whether the abuse is physical, emotional, sexual or neglect, the scars can be deep and long lasting.

Abuse and neglect are considered Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), situations which are gaining increased attention for their negative impact on child development. ACEs can lead to negative consequences that persist into adulthood, including increased chronic disease, increased risk of homelessness, limited economic productivity, criminal conduct, and substance abuse. To learn more about ACEs, click here.

ACEs and their associated harms are preventable. Creating and sustaining safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children and families can prevent ACEs and help all children reach their full health and life potential. To learn more, click here.

ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona



Sexual Assault Awareness MonthSexual violence happens in every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact. This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence. To learn more, click here.

Sexual harassment, assault and abuse can happen anywhere, including in online spaces. As we connect online, we can learn how to practice digital consent, intervene when we see harmful content or behaviors, and ensure that online spaces — whether they be workspaces, classrooms, social media platforms, or otherwise — are respectful and safe. To learn more, click here.

Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. These effects aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be managed. Recovering from a sexual assault or abuse is a process and that process looks different for everyone. It may take weeks, months, or years for healing. To learn more about the effects of sexual violence, click here.

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Sexual Violence Resource Center



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

Westgate Entertainment District

The Glendale Police Department and the Victim Assistance Unit would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the victims, witnesses, and patrons impacted by the Westgate Entertainment District shooting. We know it is common for people to experience a variety of emotions following a traumatic event. These feelings may include anger, disbelief, numbness, sadness, shock, and others. You may find yourself having trouble concentrating, eating, sleeping, or even completing an otherwise routine task. The Glendale Police Department Victim Assistance Unit has several services available to assist you during your healing journey to include free counseling, victim compensation application assistance, and other community resource and referral. If you need supportive services, please contact us at (623) 930-4595.

Resources:

Psychological Impact of a Shooting

Help for Crime Victims

24 Hour Crisis Services (Maricopa County)


EMPACT: 480-784-1500

Crisis Response Network: 602-222-9444

Peer Support for Teens

Teen Lifeline: 602-248-8336