The Family Violence Unit includes detectives and a legal advocate. Together this team provides an investigative capability and offers essential services to victims. They collaborate with a number of community partners to provide safety resources and support victims. The Family Violence Unit provides education to community groups and answers questions regarding family violence, youths at risk, child abuse, etc.
Family and domestic violence is a widespread problem in our society. It can happen to anyone. Batterers and victims come from all ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic classes, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religious affiliations.
In the past, domestic violence has been mislabeled as a "family matter" and kept behind closed doors. Today it is taken very seriously, and law enforcement and court systems are well trained to respond to these situations.
Many of those being abused are embarrassed about the situation or blame themselves. Remember that the abuser is always responsible. No one ever "deserves" to be beaten or threatened, and most importantly: it is against the law.
It is often hard to admit when a situation is out of control and has crossed the threshold of what can be considered abuse. You may receive assistance by calling our Legal Advocate at 425-556-2668.
Eastside Domestic Violence Program
New Beginnings for Battered Women and Children
Youth Eastside Services
Address Confidentiality Program
Department of Social and Health Services
VINELink (King County Offender Custody Status)