POLICE Department

Family Violence Unit - Family Violence Services

The Family Violence Unit will investigate the family violence incident and present the case to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for charges. Crisis Counselors conduct short-term counseling and will link complainants with the appropriate referrals. We provide education on family violence to the community through public speaking. The Family Violence Unit believes that arrest is a temporary solution for victims who want to end abusive relationships. We therefore encourage victims to contact community service agencies for further assistance such as long term counseling and shelter information. We refer victims to seek alternative legal assistance involving divorce, child custody issues, and protective orders. Victims are advised to formulate their own safety plan and empower themselves in the process. The Family Violence Unit also offers two programs: