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Family Assistant Crisis Team


 

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The Family Assistance Crisis Team (F.A.C.T.), established in December 1991, is a collaborative, community project responding to victims of family violence. In 1995, F.A.C.T. became part of the Victims Advocacy Office of the San Antonio Police Department. Since its beginning, more than 1800 F.A.C.T. volunteers have been trained to offer crisis intervention services to victims and their families. We will have another set of training's, starting on April 30,2016. Training is days. Internships available!

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Ivie Tovar wrote on August 30th, 2016

F.A.C.T. (Family Assistance Crisis Team) is looking for men and women wanting to be part of the San Antonio Police Department’s multifaceted approach to assist victims of domestic violence. This volunteer program is part of the Victims Advocacy Office.
Volunteers/Interns work one Friday or Saturday night a month from 6 P.M. until 1 A.M. or 7 P.M. until 2 A.M. at one of the 6 substations throughout the City. Volunteers/Interns are at the substation to handle any domestic violence phone calls, people who walk in wanting help, and people officers may bring in for assistance. The volunteer’s role is to talk with people about what’s going on in the relationship, what help do they want, where resources are in the community, effects on children when there is violence in the home, and the need to have a safety plan whether returning home or thinking about leaving.
Interns may work more hours a month to complete the hours needed per their professor.

Interested students must complete an application form, and have no convictions on their record. References are checked as part of the application process.

Potential volunteers/interns must attend training to acquire the information needed to assist people. The next training is scheduled for Saturdays, September 24 & October 1 from 9A-4P and the short evening of Tuesday, October 4 from 6PM-9PM. All three sessions must be attended. Volunteers/Interns within the Police Department must also attend an Orientation class on Saturday, October 15 from 9AM until 12PM.

If you have further questions or concerns call me at 207-2305 or email ivie.tovar@sanantonio.gov

Thank you for your interest!