The St Joseph County Family Violence/Special Victims Unit is a county-wide, multi agency task force, consisting of investigators from the South Bend, Mishawaka and St. Joseph County Police Departments. Crimes investigated by this unit include, but not limited to: Domestic Violence, Child Abuse/Neglect/Assault, Sexual Battery, Sexual Assaults and Online Predators/Assaults. Please click the link at the beginning of the paragraph for the official home page of the SVU.
The FVSVU is located on the 2nd floor of the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County (FJC) at 711 E. Colfax, South Bend, Indiana. The FVSVU is open 8:00 - 4:30, Monday - Friday. Phone: 574-235-7818.
The FVSVU office is committed to serving St. Joseph County families who have experience any type of domestic abuse. In an effort to fulfill this commitment, the Family Violence/Special Victims Unit offers the following services free of charge:
- Assistance in filling out paperwork for protective orders.
- ADT pendant alarms
- 911 cellular phones
- Answering machines
- Individual case management/advocacy and referrals