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To promote safety and justice in Tulsa County through co-located multi-disciplinary services that offer protection, hope and healing to victims of family violence.
The Family Safety Center (FSC) works to reduce the barriers faced by victims/survivors or domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking who are seeking help and protection. Centrally located in the heart of downtown, FSC provides access to emergency protective orders and victim services in a single location. Domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and their families can quickkly and confidentially receive critical information and referrals based on individual needs. The Family Safety Center opened in 2006 with eight onsite partners including advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement, forensics and civil attorneys. Current FSC partners include: DVIS, Tulsa Police Department (TPD) Family Violence Unit, TPD Forensic Nursing Department (SANE), Tulsa County District Attorney's Office DV Victim Advocate, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Parent Child Center of Tulsa, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, RSVP Volunteers and YWCA Translation Services.
Free and confidential services include:
Advocates provide Danger Assessment, Safety Planning and Family Violence Prevention Education
Emergency Protective Order Assistance/file by Affidavit
Referrals to safe, confidential emergency shelter
Forensic Nurse, specially trained in sexual assault to assess/document injuries and immediate health concerns
Access to law enforcement detectives
Children's play area supervised by a Master Teacher
Attorneys provide civil legal representation for family issues, permanent protective orders, immigration issues
Spiritual support through non-denominational chaplain services
Family Violence prosecution advocacy from the Office of the District Attorney
Access to a physician for health assessments and medical referrals
Referrals to other community resources for basic needs and long-term counseling for the victim, children and family members
Trauma informed services, assessment and resources for parents and children exposed to domestic violence
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