The Victim Advocate provides on-going contact with victims of crime and their families, acting as a liaison between Detectives, Protective Services (both child and adult), the County Attorney’s Office, other agencies and the victim. The advocate will also provide referrals for individual and family counseling, as well as access to other community resources for emergency food, clothing, housing and other services as needed.
Immediate Crisis Counseling is available by State Licensed Therapists as well as a 24 hour crisis hotline.
While we respond to crimes after they occur, we wanted to begin services to hopefully prevent these types of crimes. HAVEN Family Resource Center also houses the Mohave County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAP) which is a volunteer council that provides community education and awareness programs helping to combat the spread of child abuse. This includes Community Education where we conduct training in the schools, daycares and nursing homes to teach professionals how to identify and report child and elder abuse. We conduct Mandated Reporter Trainings to the schools, daycares and other agencies. It is important that professionals know how to respond to cases of abuse. For example, it is human nature when a teacher sees a bruise on a child to tell Mom about the bruise. Unfortunately, Mom may have been the one to cause the bruise so it is important that they know how to report abuse appropriately in order to provide safety for the child. We also teach teen dating violence as well as Personal Safety Classes to preschoolers. We also host events during April for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Mandatory Reporter Laws Training
HAVEN Family Resource Center offers training on the Mandatory Reporter Laws.This training is approximately 90 minutes long and addresses the legalities of the Mandatory Reporter law, how to make a report, who to report to, what information is needed and how to make your report successful to assure that it gets the proper response from Department of Child Safety and/or Law Enforcement. If you are interested in receiving this training, please call our office: 928-505-3153.
Child Abuse Prevention Council
Mohave County Child Abuse Prevention Councils offers community awareness, parental educational materials, and child abuse prevention education throughout Mohave County, Arizona. For more information on meeting times and how to join the Child Abuse Prevention Council call 928-505-3153 X11.
Food 4 Kidz
The Food 4 Kidz Program, which provides food to homeless and at risk children on the weekends to help supplement the free and reduced lunch program provided by the schools.