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Crime Victims Services - Advocacy Centers


Shelters, Safehomes, Services

Amberly's Place

24-hour Hotline: (928) 373-0849

Amberly’s Place is a non-profit victims center providing a full range of bilingual services to victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, adult sexual assault, & child physical/sexual abuse. Our service area includes all of Yuma County & areas bordering part of Imperial County, CA. Highly-qualified, bilingual crisis advocates support victims through the initial trauma of reporting the crime, responding 24/7, on-scene or at the safe, efficient, victim-friendly center. The center is decorated in warm, tranquil colors and furniture, a large children’s playroom is available as well as two private forensic interview rooms & a modern forensic medical exam room & equipment. Offices are provided for area law enforcement & child protective services. Amberly’s houses 5 on-call (SANE) medical staff and 3 full-time victim advocates who tailor services to meet the needs of each victim. Services include on-scene & hotline crisis counseling, criminal justice support/advocacy, follow-up contact, information & referral, assistance in filing compensation claims, emergency legal and personal advocacy, & referral for therapy. A training program for volunteers, assist advocates with 24/7 coverage. Advocates take part in daily city court calls to offer help to victims who have not received crisis services during the initial report. Victims may access the center through self-referral via website or telephone (see above), referral from law enforcement or another agency.


Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona

Phone:  (602) 271-4500
www.childhelp.org

The Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona (CCCA) is a fully-accredited, “one-stop," comprehensive advocacy center providing investigational resources, medical treatment, mental health therapy, and victim support services to child abuse victims and their families since 1998. Mental Health Program staff provide long and short-term individual, group, and family therapy, parent education, court support and child advocacy services in a child-friendly environment to victims of abuse and neglect, ages 3 through 18. The CCCA provides a comprehensive array of services through a co-located, multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach that integrates the services of its five critical community partners: the Phoenix Police Department, Child Protective Services, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Arizona Attorney General’s Office. This collaborative effort increases the ability to prosecute and sentence abusers, safeguards victims from reoccurring abuse, and prevents other children in the community from being abused. With a caring focus, the CCCA partnership is a high profile, high volume and highly successful example of professional integration and coordination of treatment, intervention and investigation services.


Childhelp Children's Center of Arizona
Mobile Advocacy Center of Northern Arizona

Phone:  1-800-232-1018 (Safe Child Center)
www.childhelp.org

The Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona (CCCA), located in Phoenix, is the premier “one stop” advocacy center in the state that provides comprehensive, coordinated investigational resources, medical treatment, mental health therapy and victim support services to child victims of abuse. Operating under the auspices of the CCCA, the Mobile Advocacy Center of Northern Arizona was established in 2003 in partnership with the Safe Child Center at the Flagstaff Medical Center and local law enforcement. The mobile center, a specially outfitted motor home, serves victims and their families at multiple sites in Apache, Coconino and Navajo counties. The Mobile Unit provides professional services and state-of-the art telemedicine technology for the forensic interview and medical examination of abused/neglected children up to the age of 18 years old. The multidisciplinary team (MDT) takes “help” on the road in response to a disclosure of abuse. Additional services include crisis intervention to victims and non-offending family members, victim’s compensation assistance, educational literature on child abuse and substance abuse, and local resource referral information including counseling, legal aid, healthy parenting, substance abuse cessation, shelter services, orders of protection, and emergency assistance. Program goals include reducing victim trauma, providing crisis intervention for the victim and their family, and promoting a more successful conviction rate through community partnerships with CPS, the FBI, local law enforcement and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Victims are directly scheduled through Safe Child Center by calling 1-800-232-1018 and are referred by Child Protective Services, the FBI, local Police Departments, or BIA.


Glendale Family Advocacy Center

Phone: (623) 930-3720
www.glendaleaz.com/advocacycenter

The Glendale Family Advocacy Center (GFAC) provides 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, A New Leaf, Child Protective Services, Scottsdale Health Care, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The GFAC includes facilities for forensic interviews, medical examinations, counseling and collaboration between law enforcement and victim services personnel. Designed for victims of violence, child abuse and sexual related crimes, the center is available for residents, crime victims and law enforcement agencies throughout the West Valley.


H.A.V.E.N. Family Resource Center

Phone: (928) 505-3153
www.havenfamilyresourcecenter.com

Located in Lake Havasu City, Haven Family Resource Center is a non-profit family advocacy center that provides services to victims and family members of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, suicide, and homicide in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, Child Protective Services, and other local social service agencies. Victim services include confidential medical exams, forensic interviews, personal advocacy, legal advocacy, crisis counseling, and support groups.

HAVEN offers a child friendly atmosphere with a playroom, private medical exam room and comfortable interview rooms. Emergency needs such as personal hygiene items, clothing, and food are provided.


Safe Child Center at Flagstaff Medical Center

Phone:  (928) 773-2053 (Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm)
After hours: (928) 779-3366 and ask for shift coordinator
www.fmcsafechild.com

The Safe Child Center at Flagstaff Medical Center serves abused and traumatized children from birth through 18 years old and extends services to adult victims with developmental disabilities throughout Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties, including Indian Nations with mobile unit service. We work in partnership with other agencies to achieve a coordinated, comprehensive evaluation of child victims.  Medical evaluations are conducted to assess the overall well-being of the child with an emphasis on signs and symptoms of abuse, including injury, infection, and recoverable evidence.  Digitally recorded interviews are in collaboration with investigative agencies to improve the quality and admissibility of evidence. Team members participate in case review, investigative protocol training, victim rights and compensation assistance, referrals for counseling and other services, trauma assessments and counseling, and are available for court testimony.  Safe Child responds with child-friendly, developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive approaches to reassure children about their health and facilitate healing.  We encourage family members to share concerns and ask questions about their child's well being, how to better support their child, and work with the judicial system.  Safe Child Center accepts referrals for suspected child abuse, suspected abuse of developmentally delayed adults, and child witnesses to crime or violence from regional law enforcement, child protection, and the judicial system. 


Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center

Phone: (520) 243-6420
kharper@soazadvocacy.org
www.soazadvocacy.org

The Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that was established in 1996.  The Center was established under a collaborative agreement with Pima County Attorney’s Office, four local law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Economic Security/Child Protective Services.  Children from birth to 18 years of age who are victims of maltreatment can receive services at the Center through the victim services program.  Referrals for services come from law enforcement, Child Protective Services, and county attorney offices throughout southern Arizona.  Children come to the Center from Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Graham counties.  At the Center, the team of trained child development professionals provides a comprehensive array of forensic evidence collection and support services in a one-stop, child-sensitive environment.  These services include video- and audio-taped forensic interviews.  On-site medical evaluations are completed by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and a pediatrician; these medical personnel are competent in the forensic evaluation of children.  Advocacy and case management services are offered to the children and their families.  Families receive victim compensation application assistance, crisis intervention, and multidisciplinary case coordination services.  Advocates provide after-hours triage support.  In addition, the Center conducts mandated reporter trainings for educators, child-care providers, hospital personnel, parent groups, and community service agencies.  These trainings incorporate child abuse awareness, predator awareness, and mandated reporting requirements and procedures.  The trainings benefit victims because they facilitate reporting and this, in turn, mitigates the cycle of abuse. 


Yavapai Family Advocacy Center

Phone: (928) 775-0669
www.yfac.org

The Yavapai Family Advocacy Center provides a coordinated delivery of multi-agency response to victims and serves all of Yavapai County, including the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe and the Yavapai-Apache Nation. Victims of child/adult abuse/neglect, sexual assault and domestic violence are referred by law enforcement, Child Protective Services or the County Attorney. Services available to victims include: forensic medical examinations, forensic interviewing, court advocacy, victim compensation assistance, legal advocacy (assistance with Orders of Protection, and civil legal referral), crisis counseling, social advocacy (food, shelter, clothing etc.) and Child Protective Services resource coordination. The Yavapai Family Advocacy Center is an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance and a member of the Arizona Child and Family Advocacy Network.