By next week, citizens who need to get orders of protection or file arrest warrants will do so at the new Family Safety Center since the Citizens' Dispute Center is moving from its current home at 201 Poplar to the new center at 1750 Madison in Midtown.
“Having the Citizens’ Dispute Center located at the Family Safety Center will make it easier for victims. It will ensure victims get a better-coordinated response by all of the agencies involved in their case,” said Olliette Murry-Drobot, executive director of the Family Safety Center.
The Citizens' Dispute Center processed more than 4,000 orders of protection, issued when someone is threatened by another person, in 2011. After filing their order at the center, the victim will be able to meet with officers from the domestic violence units of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office or the Memphis Police Department in the same building.
About 20 social service agencies, such as the Shelby County Rape Crisis Center and the Shelby County Crime Victims Center, are represented at the Family Safety Center. It's open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. Call 901-222-4400 for more information.