Police Partnerships

Police Partnerships

Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) partners with the State Police, the Providence Police and the East Providence Police to help victims of crime address stress, anxiety, depression and other symptoms of trauma.

This work often includes "police ride-alongs," going on patrol with the police to intervene in troubled neighborhood to prevent crimes from happening and to immediately respond to the needs of victims. 

FSRI staff follow up with victims to ensure access to counseling and emergency food and clothing, and to assist in navigating the criminal justice system.

If you would like a police partnership in your community or for more information please contact Sarah Kelly-Palmer at (401) 331-1350, ext. 3211.

A Providence Police officer and Family Service of RI's Police Liaison Carla Cuellar.

Learn More About FSRI's Work Helping Victims

Click below for coverage of our work in the media and other sources, and be sure to visit our Victims of Crime page.

Providence Police and Family Service of Rhode Island Celebrate 10 Years of Partnering

2010 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Diversity Inclusion and Integration Award Winner

Have Questions?

Need help? Call us at (401) 519-2280 or

complete our online request form.