Family Protection

About Family Protection

The Family Protection Unit (FPU) prosecutes the most serious domestic violence, child abuse, child abduction, and elder abuse cases, protecting vulnerable victims who often cannot speak for themselves.

Unit prosecutors and investigators have the experience to handle these difficult cases, where victims often oppose prosecution, and may refuse to cooperate.

Numerous studies establish children who grow up in abusive homes may become violent and aggressive, lack self-control, have low self-esteem, and perform poorly in school, often resulting in future criminal behavior. Many inmates report they were raised in violent home environments. The FPU strives to break this cycle of violence.