The Special Victims Unit was created to have a specialized unit to investigate sex-related, child abuse and domestic related violent crimes. Each of these cases requires an investigator that has specialized training in these types of cases. The unit is comprised of one sergeant and seven investigators. There is one detective assigned to this unit to investigate missing person cases.
The Unit’s objective is to reduce the rate of occurrence of domestic-related crimes and offer education and counseling to the victims.
Resources for Domestic Violence Victims
Here are two resources for victims of Domestic Violence that you may find useful. The first is the National Domestic Violence Hotline which can be accessed by calling 1.800.799.7233 or visiting www.thehotline.org. The second resource is a local Miami Domestic Violence Shelter called The Lodge. A list of The Lodge's services can be found at www.thelodgemiami.org.