Domestic Violence Unit

Personnel assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit:

  • Attend hearings for D.V. Court weekly, and additional emergency hearings as required
  • Maintain FCIC records, validations for injunctions for protection
  • Process and reviews Injunctions for Protection, maintains files and records of changes in the file
  • Provide information of services available to all parties, maintain list of Batterers Intervention Programs
  • Act as liaison between the Sheriff's Office and other public and private agencies in matters pertaining to Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Attend first appearance, obtains information for battery cases

The Domestic Violence Unit works in cooperation with the local Victim's Assistance Program. You can contact the Victim's Advocate by calling (941) 205-5636.

Additional resources concerning Domestic Violence are available under the Additional Resource Links page.