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Family Advocacy Center

Maricopa artist Jennifer Scribner talks to MPD Chief Steve Stahl about her logo design. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

This year, Maricopa Police Department hosted a contest asking local artists to submit ideas of a logo for the planned Family Advocacy Center.

Friday, MPD announced the winner was Jennifer Scribner, whose “Helping Hands” design will be on FAC materials and inside the facility. As stipulated, the logo includes symbolic colors.

The FAC will treat victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Celebrating her 22nd wedding anniversary (she’s married to Maricopa Community Development Director Martin Scribner), the artist said she had been a victim earlier in life and had to rely on the helping hands of others to recover.

Below, Chief Steve Stahl talks about FAC, and Scribner explains her design:

Other Family Advocacy Centers have logos for their communications. Now Maricopa FAC wants local artists to create one, too.

Maricopa Police Department wants the community’s help in creating a logo for its new Family Advocacy Center.

In the planning stages since 2015, the FAC will be a place where victims of domestic violence and sexual assault can receive care and assistance. It will also be an initiatory venue for investigations into such assaults.

Community Programs Manager Mary Witkofski said FAC is reaching out to Maricopa artists to design a logo that will be used on letterhead, the website and inside the facility.

“We would like them to use the colors of the organization,” she said.

Those symbolic colors include purple for domestic violence, teal for sexual abuse, blue for child abuse and green for safety. The design needs to represent the consortium of organizations providing help: law enforcement, prosecutors, child safety workers and others. The logo should also be gender-neutral.

Deadline to submit a design is April 6. Entries should be sent in PDF form to VAPS@Maricopa-az.gov.

A FAC steering committee will review the entries in May. The winner will be announced June 1.

The Family Advocacy Center will serve all ages. Stakeholders include Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Casa Grande Police, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Community Alliance Against Family Abuse, Bloom365, First Things First, Department of Child Safety and many others.

The care incudes medical examinations and care, mental health care through MPD and Cenpatico, legal advocacy, case management, crisis advocacy and support groups. It has a Maricopa location that is being refurbished to fit the needs of the center.