The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence to further assist victims of Domestic Violence by implementing The Intimate Violence Enhanced Service Team (InVEST) program.
The Intimate Violence Enhanced Service Team (InVEST) is a coordinated community response effort intended to reduce the number of intimate partner (IP) homicides in each participating county. The certified domestic violence (DV) center and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has entered into a collaborative relationship to simultaneously increase the domestic violence services offered to survivors as well as perpetrator accountability throughout the criminal and civil justice process. This partnership heavily relies on the commitment of the Refuge House, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and other allied partners to establish working relationships and procedures that can best contribute to the reduction of intimate partner homicides in our community. The INVEST program is sponsored by a grant through the Florida Coaliton Against Domestic Violence.
For more information on FCSO’s INVEST team, please contact Detective Ashley Webb of the Special Investigation Unit at (850) 670-8500, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office victim advocate is available 24 hours 7 days a week to assist those in need. Should you or anyone you know needs assistance in Domestic Violence situation please contact Victim Advocate Kelley Mosley at (850) 653-7170 or email us.
Domestic Violence Resources:
(Shelter and assistance for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault)
24 Hour Hotline: (850) 681-2111
Florida Domestic Violence Legal Hotline
Florida Legal Services, Inc. provides attorneys to answer survivors’ legal questions regarding injunctions for protection, divorce, custody, housing, immigration and other civil legal matters at no cost to survivors. The hotline attorneys are available 8 am to 4 pm EST Monday – Friday. Survivors can call toll free at 1-800-500-1119 ext. 3. TDD 1-800-621-4202; Florida Relay 711; interpreter services are available for survivors with limited English proficiency.
The mission of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) is to create a violence free world by empowering women and children through the elimination of personal and institutional violence and oppression against all people. FCADV provides leadership, advocacy, education, training, technical assistance, public policy and development, and support to domestic violence center programs.