Family Violence Intervention Unit
Family Violence Intervention Unit is the coordinated work of FVLC working with OPD at the Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) to increase the safety, health and stability to family violence victims. The program, Family Violence Intervention Unit (FVIU) contacts victims identified from OPD police reports, direct referrals from officers, walk-ins at the ACFJC, calls from victims on the 24-hour hotline, and referrals from other agencies. FVIU provides crisis intervention services, including safety planning where advocates offer general legal, social, and emotional support to 1,000 families. FVIU will provide weekly support groups for 8 clients in three separate sets of twelve week sessions.
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