The mission of the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center is to reduce trauma to victims of abuse by providing a safe and supportive environment and facilitating a team approach to advocacy, investigation, and prosecution.
At the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center, victims have the opportunity to obtain a variety of crisis services in one location, with all agencies working together to stop the hurt and start the healing process. Victims are brought to the Center by Law Enforcement or Department of Child Safety. Forensic interviews and medical examinations are conducted to further the investigation and specially trained victim advocates are available to address the victim’s immediate needs and provide emotional support.
In 1999, the Yavapai County Children’s Justice Task Force recommended the establishment of a forensic center which would provide victim-centered services and a shared space for investigators, prosecutors, child protection, sexual assault nurses, and forensic interviewers. Out of that vision, the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center was born.
At the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center, victims have the opportunity to obtain a variety of crisis services in one location, with all agencies working together in the best interest of the victim. In one location the victim can receive a forensic interview, a sexual assault exam and speak with victim advocates who will address their immediate needs and provide emotional support. Trauma is minimized by limiting the number of times a victim must tell their story.
The Yavapai Family Advocacy Center is supported by all local and regional governments, law enforcement agencies, social service providers, medical and mental health professionals and the Yavapai County Attorney.
We would like to thank our partners for their generous support and team work with YFAC.
- Department of Child Safety
- Adult Protective Services
- Yavapai County Attorney’s Office
- Yavapai County Health Department
- Yavapai Regional Medical Center
- Stepping Stones Agency
- Verde Valley Sanctuary
- Arizona Department of Public Safety
- Camp Verde Marshal’s Office
- Chino Valley Police Department
- Clarkdale Police Department
- Cottonwood Police Department
- Jerome Police Department
- Prescott Police Department
- Prescott Valley Police Department
- Sedona Police Department
- Yavapai College Police Department
- Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
- Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe
- Yavapai-Apache Nation
SEEK > SPEAK
Seek Then Speak is a digital aid for victims of sexual assault. It helps with gathering information, making decisions and taking action. Seek Then Speak is available as an app, online, or even through a landline phone. It works by asking you questions that will help to determine your next step. Seek Then Speak will help you get in touch with victim services and/or make a report to authorities. Your information remains anonymous for as long as you choose; you are in control. To learn more, visit seekthenspeak.org or call 888-865-9863.