Family Violence Prevention

Family Violence Prevention Centre | Resolving Domestic Violence Edmonton

Family Violence Prevention Centre

Phone: 780.423.1635  Fax: 780.425.1699

Our Goal...

To increase knowledge and awareness of family violence in order to break the cycle of violence. We assist our clients in reducing barriers and provide clients with a safe and supportive environment where they can make informed choices.

We Serve...        

  • People who have recently left or are currently in an abusive relationship
  • Anyone affected by family violence
  • People seeking information about family violence
  • People who self-refer or are referred by other organizations and professionals.

We Provide...

Outreach Support

For people experiencing family violence who are seeking: education and information; ongoing emotional support; advocacy and/or referrals to other community agencies.

We provide:

  • Information / Referral
  • Emotional Support
  • Advocacy
  • Safety planning/Risk Assessment
  • Services available for culturally diverse backgrounds (depending on current staffing)
  • Assistance with overcoming barriers to leaving abusive situations
  • Linkages with other services

the furniture program

  • In partnership with Homeward Trust, FIND: Furnishing Hope provides gently used furniture, at no cost, to individuals/families who have recently left a family violence situation.
  • To donate your gently used furniture and house hold items, contact FIND at 780.988.1717

Partner Check Outreach program

  • Provides support and services to the partners of men and women who are in family violence treatment programs at Forensic Assessment and Community Services (FACS).

Domestic Violence Complainant Assistance Program (DVCAP)

Phone: 780.422.0721  Fax: 780.427.5641

  • Trained staff assist victims of family violence who are going through Domestic Violence Court or Queen's Bench criminal courts, by providing:
    •  Information on the criminal court process including court updates/outcomes, bail hearing outcomes and release conditions
    • Assistance in safety planning
    • Liaison with the crown prosecutors office
    • Information on rights and resources for victims of crime, and community referrals.
    • Trained Domestic Violence Court Workers support victims of family violence, who have been subpoenaed to testify in domestic violence court, by providing:
    • Criminal court education
    • Court orientation
    • Accompaniment to court
    • Ongoing emotional support
    • Appropriate referrals to community based programs
    • Safety planning/Risk Assessment
    • Information on programs and services for victims of crime
    • Workers available in Domestic Violence Docket Court

For assistance in court preparation and support, please contact us at least one month prior to the trial, or as soon as possible. 

*Note: The Domesic Violence Complainant Assistance Program does NOT make decisions for someone, provide legal advice, provide counselling, discuss details of the offence or provide assistance in cases other than domestic violence.




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John Howard Society

#401, 10010 105 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 1C4

Tel: 780.428.7590
Fax: 780.425.1699

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