Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU)

Victoria Jones, Supervisor
E-mail: vjones@ucnj.org
Phone: 908-558-2529
Address: 1143-1145 East Jersey Street, 4th Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Amanda Grizzle, MSW, LSW
E-mail: agrizzle@ucnj.org
Phone: 908-558-2528
Address: 1143-1145 East Jersey Street, 4th Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Christopher Lopez, MSW
E-mail: clopez@ucnj.org
Phone: 908-558-2523
Address: 1143-1145 East Jersey Street, 4th Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Christian Cabrera, LSW
E-mail: Christian.cabrera@ucnj.org
Phone: 908-965-3827
Address: 1143-1145 East Jersey Street, 4th Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

The Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU) is a legislatively mandated program for families experiencing family conflict, runaway behavior, truancy, minor delinquency, threat to safety issues, and human trafficking within the family unit warranting intervention. The goal is to mediate the immediate crisis and make recommendations to prevent involvement or further involvement with the court. When all appropriate resources have been utilized, and the family is still in crisis, FCIU has the option of filing a Family Crisis Petition with Family Court. This program has 24/7 response capability.

Targeted Population: Union County Youth under 18 years old

Point of Continuum: Diversion

Hours: Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm with late nights until 7pm Mondays and Tuesdays. Crisis calls have 24/7 response capability.

Youth can be referred by: Police, Court, Social Service Agencies, Families, Community, and Schools