Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior where one partner tries to maintain control of the other using physical force, intimidation, threats, isolation from family and friends, humiliation, financial control, destruction of property and more. Children exposed to domestic violence learn to believe that domestic violence is normal, and they frequently grow up to be abusers or victims.
If you have a domestic violence emergency, you should immediately call 911.
The Domestic Violence Unit recognizes the negative effects domestic violence has on the victim, the abuser, the children, the family, and our community. We are committed to addressing this issue as a serious crime. We investigate each case and to deal with each person in a compassionate and professional manner.
Realizing that the people we contact may be in need of services beyond law enforcement, we provide resources, referrals, and information to our clients. Domestic Violence does not stop without action. Help can take the form of prosecution for a criminal offense with court-mandated treatment.
Family Justice Center
Monday through Friday
7 am to 5 pm
Messages left over the weekend or after hours are retrieved during normal working hours.
The Fresno Police Department established the Family Justice Center concept to join agencies together at one location with one common goal—to help domestic violence victims. Six detectives and one supervisor staff the unit. The collaborating staff includes two advocates from the Marjaree Mason Center and one case manager from Child Protective Services.
The Marjaree Mason Center advocates provide confidential help to victims, family, friends, and co-workers:
- Counseling referrals
- Restraining orders
- Finding a safe place to stay
- Court assistance
- Safety planning
- Criminal justice system information