Supporting those affected by family violence to make informed decisions to break the cycle of violence
The Family Violence Prevention Centre (FVPC) seeks to increase knowledge and awareness of family violence. We offer free service to assist our clients in reducing barriers and providing a safe and supportive environment to make informed choices.
Family Violence Prevention Centre Services:
- Outreach Support
- Furniture Program
- Partner Check Outreach Program
- Domestic Violence Complainant Assistance Program
Family Violence Prevention Centre Services:
- Outreach Support: For those experiencing family violence seeking ongoing support and advocacy
- Furniture Program: Gently used furniture for individuals and families who have recently left a family violence situation
- Partner Check Outreach Program: Support & Services for the partners of individuals participating in treatment through Forensic Assessment and Community Services (FACS).
- Domestic Violence Complainant Assistance Program: Support & advocacy from trained court workers to assist in navigating the court processes related to domestic violence
Monday to Friday
8:30am – 12:00am and 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Phone: 780.423.1635 | Fax: 780.425.1699
Family Violence Prevention Centre
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.
- 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
Accepts self-referrals and referrals from community agencies.
For people experiencing family violence who are seeking: education and information; ongoing emotional support; advocacy and/or referrals to other community agencies.
- Information / Community Referrals
- Emotional Support
- Safety Planning/Risk Assessment
- Services 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 household 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 Domestic Violence Court Workers support and assist victims of family violence going through or who have been subpoenaed to testify in 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 with facilitating communication with the Crown Prosecutors’ Office
- Information on rights and resources for victims of crime
- Criminal court education
- Court orientation
- Accompaniment to court
- Ongoing emotional support
- Appropriate referrals to community based programs
- Assistance in 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 Domestic 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.
Nalah – Domestic Violence Justice Response Program
- Support and advocacy for victims of intimate partner violence in collaboration with community agencies and Government of Alberta. This program is designed to be one point of contact for victims in criminal court.
- The program works with victims of low to medium risk charged files only, from time of incident to post-docket/post-trial of the accused.
- Clients are referred by the Crown or Edmonton Police Service.
- Justice Support Workers provide risk assessments, safety plans, docket court orientation, community resources, and share the wishes of victims with partners at court conferencing. Our workers are the voice of our clients in docket court stage which ideally leads to early case resolution.