The Boston Police Department's Family Justice Group consists of the following units in the Family Justice Center of Boston at 989 Commonwealth Avenue:
The Crimes Against Children Unit (CACU) investigates alleged incidents of physical and sexual abuse of children as well as internet enticement of children and child pornography cases. CACU detectives can be reached at 617-343-6183.
Domstic Violence Unit (DVU) detectives investigate incidents of abuse among intimate partners or family members. Abuse includes physical violence, threats, stalking, verbal abuse, intimidation, and other behaviors used by one person to contol another. DVU detectives can be reached at 617-343-4350. The DVU also maintains civilian victims' advoctes at several police stations throughout Boston. Advocates can assist victims and survivors who are seeking relief through Family or Criminal Courts, and can provide necessary safety planning and referrals for services. Contact your local police station to speak with an advocate.
Human Trafficking Unit (HTU) detectives investigate crimes in which a person or group of persons use force, fraud, or coercion to obtain or maintain a person (or persons) in service, labor, or commercial sexual exploitation. HTU detectives can be reached at 617-343-6533.
Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) detectives investigate reported incidents of rape, attempted rape, or indecent assault. SAU detectives can be reached at 617-343-4400.
In addition to the Boston Police Department, the Family Justice Center (FJC) of Boston has many other on-site partners available to assist individuals and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or human trafficking, including:
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