Crisis Mediation and Program Services Linkage

Program: Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU)

Agency: Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Services

Address:  1143-1145 E. Jersey St., 4th Fl., Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Telephone: (908) 558-2520
Crisis Line: (908) 514-2313
Fax: (908) 558-2540
Contact Person: Victoria Jones, Supervisor
E-mail: vjones@ucnj.org

Service Description: 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 are exhausted, 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 8:30 am-4:30 pm with late nights until 7:00 pm Mondays and 7:30 pm Tuesdays

Crisis calls have 24/7 response capability.

Youth can be referred by: Families, Community Members, Police Departments, and Schools