1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
10225 East Burnside (Click here for map)
Portland, OR 97216
The Family Services Division of the Portland Police Bureau is working to reduce crime, violence and victimization in families, especially concerning domestic relationships, children and the elderly, through criminal investigations, law enforcement, victim assistance and community partnerships.
A Message from the Captain
The Family Services Division (FSD) of the Portland Police Bureau is charged with investigating crimes perpetrated against vulnerable populations within our community. Members consist of a unique blend of sworn police personnel and civilian employees who are dedicated to serving fragile victim populations. Police officers, detectives, sergeants, victim advocates and volunteers, and other staff have been carefully selected based on their skills, level of experience, and abilities to work with victims.
FSD works closely with several law enforcement agencies, social service agencies and community-based organizations throughout the metropolitan area in order to combat crime and violence against children, senior citizens. vulnerable adults and families. We integrate the investigative process with information and services from established community partners in order to streamline resources and maximize service delivery. Through these collaborative efforts, we are able to coordinate investigations and provide a comprehensive system of care.
There are several distinct units within the Family Services Division, each of which is tasked with protecting specific victim populations. The units include the Child Abuse Team , the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit , the Vulnerable Adult and Elder Crimes Unit. There are three additional units within the Division which promote prevention and early intervention: WomenStrength, GirlStrength and BoyStrength.
When members of the community come into contact with personnel from the Family Services Division, the message is clear: we care about victims and work diligently to protect them while holding criminals accountable.
Participating agencies include:
Portland Police Bureau
Multnomah County Family Violence Coordinating Council
Gresham Police Department
Volunteers of America
El Programa Hispano
Fairview Police Department
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
Troutdale Police Department
and many others involved in various capacities.
The Multnomah County Child Abuse Team (CAT) which includes detectives from the Portland Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. CAT partners with the District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Child Abuse Response and Evaluation Services (CARES) Northwest to form the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) for Multnomah County. There is a designated MDT in every county in Oregon.
Domestic Violence Reduction Unit
Fostering awareness, redefining masculinity, and encouraging boys to be leaders in nonviolence.
Vulnerable Adult and Elder Crimes Unit
Family Services Division Map
Self Defense training for girls.