Police members assigned as "brigades for protection of family" - Brigades de protection de la famille
Police force responsible for the protection of the family and of particularly vulnerable victims of violence or abuse (minors, battered women, abused elders) in their family circle or usual living environment (nursing home, home ...).
Police staff assigned to these units receive specialised training including training on "violence against partner or ascendants" lasting four days. They are working in close relation with the "reference person" when such a post exist in the department.
Aims and objectives
Scheme set up at departemental and local level to ensure an adequate support to victims, in particular of domestic violence and support police investigators. These members of the police rely on other professionnals such as psychologists, social workers and associations supporting victims. The aim is to provide the best possible service and support to victims of violence.
Results and impact
Around the country, there is 208 such brigades (brigades de protection de la famille).
Nuts code: FR 3