The Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC) is a multi-agency, a multi-jurisdictional forum for the coordination of domestic violence intervention efforts within Multnomah County. Founded in 1987, the Council now has over 40 member agencies, including criminal justice, health care, victim services, alcohol and drug treatment and children's service agencies.
The FVCC works to ensure the safety, well-being, and stability of all members of families - especially women and children- in Multnomah County by ending family violence. The council focuses primarily on violence against former or current adult intimate partners. This violence may include emotional, physical, or sexual abuse and is generally referred to as domestic violence. Abuse may include threats, harm, injury, harassment, exertion of power and control, terrorism, or damage to living beings or property.
The FVCC provides consultation and technical assistance to Multnomah County and the City of Portland, professionals working in the field of domestic violence intervention, and community groups who want to get involved in ending domestic violence.
Vision: To ensure the safety, well-being, and stability of all members of families--especially women and children--in Multnomah County eliminating family violence.
Mission: To promote public policies and facilitate and coordinate public and private efforts to prevent, respond to, and end family violence in Multnomah County.
Role of the Council
- Facilitate and coordinate public and private response to family violence
- Advise policy makers within local and regional governments, courts, law enforcement and corrections, and other public entities about policy issues and resource needs
- Map unmet needs and create coordinated responses to address them
- Develop strategies to close the gap between needs and available resources
- Prepare and disseminate reports regarding family violence policy issues
- Bring key players together to build productive relationships and provide opportunities to strengthen and improve the community response to domestic violence
- Provide opportunities for exchange of information and training
- Address problem areas in the coordinated effort to reduce family violence and advocate for system improvements
- Promote awareness of family violence and effective intervention and or prevention strategies
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Council Charter and Operating Procedures
- List of Member Organizations
FVCC Trainings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 10 am-noon at the Multnomah County Southeast Health Clinic, 3653 SE 34th Ave, Portland, 97202. Trainings are free of charge and no pre-registration is required.
Multnomah County Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordination Office
Main Phone: (503) 988-4112
421 SW Oak Street, Suite 660, Portland, OR 97204
- Timeline 1987-2007