PEACE for Families is a member of both the Placer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and the Placer County Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team (DVERT).
The Sexual Assault Response Team is composed of law enforcement officers, counselor/advocates, and forensic examiners. These SART team members provide immediate and follow-up medical, advocacy and criminal justice services to all adult and child victims of sexual assault in Placer County, including victims of spousal rape. PEACE for Families’ staff and volunteers provide 24-hour response, 7 days per week to SART calls. PEACE for Families also provides follow-up counseling for victims of sexual assault and their significant others.
The Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team provides response and earlier intervention to Placer County families experiencing domestic violence. The DVERT team is composed of law enforcement officers and counselor/advocates. These team members provide immediate and follow-up advocacy and criminal justice services to all adult and child victims of domestic violence in Placer County. PEACE for Families’ staff and volunteers provide 24-hour response, 7 days per week to DVERT calls in Placer County.
PEACE for Families’ Legal Services Department is staffed by trained advocates and provides services including: assistance with the preparation of domestic violence temporary restraining orders, court support, and technical guidance of the court process.
Domestic violence restraining orders include: no contact, stay away, move out, custody, and property orders. These orders are granted by the court in emergency situations where family violence has been demonstrated to prevent further violence. There are no costs involved in preparing or filing domestic violence restraining orders.
PEACE for Families’ advocates are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. However, advocates can accompany you to court hearings to offer support throughout the court process. Please call our Auburn Office at (530) 885-0443 for more information on court accompaniment.
Child custody and divorce issues need to be addressed through the court facilitator’s office. The Placer County Court can be reached at (916) 408-6000.
Our safe house is located in a secure and confidential location. We also offer a recovery and transitional housing program.
We offer support groups facilitated by crisis intervention counselors. We also provide individual, group, family and children’s therapy.
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