Brevard C.A.R.E.S. Mobile Response Unit Honored by Melbourne Police Community Services Team
By Space Coast Daily // August 26, 2023
PUBLIC SERVICE SPOTLIGHT
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department Community Services Division awarded the Brevard C.A.R.E.S. Mobile Response Team with a Certificate of Commendation for their outstanding work in the community.
“Their partnership with the MPD has made such a positive impact on our citizens in need,” said a Melbourne Police spokesperson.
“However, it’s the people who make the difference and this amazing group of Mental Health Clinicians are truly doing great things. Thank you for all you do!”
About Brevard C.A.R.E.S.
Brevard C.A.R.E.S. (Coordination, Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Support) is a family-centered, strength-based, and community-driven model for child abuse prevention and family preservation.
The program’s unique “Wraparound” approach and Family Team Conferencing offer services and support to families experiencing stressors that could lead to abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
The program has had a positive impact on the families and children we serve, helping to prevent situations or events that would result in a child being removed from his or her home. Its success is due to the proactive participation of the families in need who openly engage in the process, building upon the successes and skills within their family unit that will sustain them long-term.
Since its inception, Brevard C.A.R.E.S. has provided support to over 15,000 children and their families in Brevard County.
In December 2009, Brevard C.A.R.E.S. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brevard Family Partnership, with a goal of continuing to reduce the number of children entering the foster care system through abuse prevention.
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