At Family Advocacy Centers, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office has the experience to help individuals, children, and families reporting abuse by coordinating a comprehensive approach to the investigation and intervention process.
The staff consists of representatives from the Pinal County Attorney’s Office who work in partnership with law enforcement, the Department of Child Services, Office of Child Welfare Investigations and medical and mental health professionals to address the physical, emotional, and legal dimensions of abuse.
Victim advocates are trained professionals that assist and support victims of crime. Advocates provide information on victimization, victims’ legal rights and protections, explain the criminal justice process and help victims with victim compensation applications. The victim advocate also facilitates other important resources and counseling referrals for victims and their families. Victim advocates are responsible for conducting follow-up calls with victims after their visit at the family advocacy center to ensure their needs for assistance and information are being addressed.
Download information on the Multi-Disciplinary Protocol for The Joint Investigation of Child Abuse.