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Family Advocacy Center
The Center provides an atmosphere of reduced stress for victims of child abuse and sexual assault. This allows law enforcement and the County Attorney's Office to investigate their cases with minimal impact.

Our Mission Statement
The Pinal County Attorney’s Family Advocacy Centers (FACs) mission is to “protect and empower our most vulnerable by providing a victim-centered, team approach to investigating and prosecuting crimes of personal violence while facilitating recovery and healing of crime victims.” The FAC embraces the guiding principles of: 1) no single individual or agency has the skills, knowledge or resources to provide comprehensive assistance to crime victims and 2) irrespective of criminal justice outcomes, victims must be provided resources to restore their lives and futures. The FAC core values are: Caring-acting with respect and empathy; Excellence-striving to provide the highest quality of services using measurable outcomes in working towards our mission; Innovation-thinking progressively in order to solve problems. We are committed to serve victims through: 1) open and respectful communications, 2) accountability, 3) cultural sensitivity, 4) partnerships, and 5) quality, timely service.

The Center incorporates a multidisciplinary team approach to abuse investigations and prosecutions. The staff consists of representatives from:

  • Pinal County Attorney’s Office
  • Pinal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Pinal County Police Agencies
  • Department of Child Services/Office of Child Welfare Investigators
  • Phoenix Children’s Medical Group
  • PCAO Special Victims' Unit Prosecutors
  • Forensic Interviewers
  • Victim Advocates
  • Community Mental Health Providers
  • Children's Justice Coordinator

Types of Child Abuse

is defined as the caregiver’s failure to adequately provide for the child’s physical or emotional needs.
Physical Abuse is defined as a physical act, that may cause physical injury.
Emotional Abuse is defined as a systematic destruction of a person’s emotional well being.
Sexual Abuse is defined as involvement of a child in sexual activity to provide sexual gratification or financial benefit for the perpetrator.
If you suspect a child has been abused: Call law enforcement at 911 and Child Protective Services at 1-888-SOS-CHILD

Family Advocacy Centers
    Eloy: 520-866-7500
    San Tan Valley: 520-866-7020

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