Mission/History

Family Advocacy Center Mission

To provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, homicide and other violent crimes; and to take a leadership role in educating the community about the impact of violence.

History of the Family Advocacy Center

The city of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center opened its doors in August 1999. As part of the City Manager's Office, the center serves as a central location for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to receive services.
 

The center began providing comprehensive services to victims and families through a variety of partnerships. From the beginning, staff worked with victims to help navigate the system, strengthen investigations and enhance the prosecution of perpetrators. Partnerships with community-based organizations provide valuable advocacy services to victims and their families.


Partnerships have expanded to include services such as individual counseling, long-term case management and various support groups that meet the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault victims.