Glendale Family Advocacy Center

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Domestic Violence does not discriminate. It is an issue affecting Arizonans in all communities, regardless of age, race, gender, economic status, religion, nationality, or education background. Domestic Violence (also referred to as intimate partner violence, dating violence, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. It includes behaviors that physically harm, intimidate, manipulate or control a partner, or otherwise force them to behave in ways they don’t want to, including through physical violence, threats, emotional abuse or financial control. To learn more, click here .

Physical abuse is a powerful way that an abusive person gets and keeps their partner under control, and it instills an environment of constant fear. While physical abuse is the form of abuse that is most known, it may or may not be a part of an abusive relationship. To learn more about forms of abuse, click here

People who are being abusive often want to know their partners every move and interaction. If this is something you are experiencing, it is important to think through how they may be tracking your online activity. To learn more about internet and computer safety, click here

Most domestic abuse that occurs in a home where children are present is witnessed by those children. In fact, one study found that 90 percent of children in violent homes have seen one parent physically abusing the other. To learn more about the impact that witnessing domestic violence can have on children, click here

An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. To learn more, click here


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

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

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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.

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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.


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