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Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC)

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The Fourth Judicial District established the Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC) for the purpose of addressing family violence issues. The purpose of FVCC is to:

  • coordinate between agencies, departments and the courts on the issues of domestic violence and abuse;  
  • promote effective prevention, intervention and treatment techniques; and
  • improve the response to domestic violence and abuse so as to reduce the incidents of domestic violence and promote victim safety.


News & Updates


2019 Quick Reference Guide for Domestic Violence Cases

CC meets the second Thursday of each month from 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Hennepin County Government Center located at 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487.

Calendar of FVCC Meetings & Events



  • January 9, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled
  • February 13, 2020 - Agenda, Minutes
  • March 12, 2020 - Agenda
  • April 9, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled
  • May 14, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled
  • June 11, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled
  • July - No Meeting Scheduled
  • August - No Meeting Scheduled







Annual Reports

Annual reports of the Family Violence Coordinating Council can be download in .pdf format for the following years:

2019 FVCC Voting Members

See the Order re 2019 Appointments.
Blace, Joan
Hennepin County Probation, Probation Supervisor
Boswell, Vernona
Domestic Abuse Service Center, Legal Advocate
Brey, Katie
4th District Court Administration, Senior Administrative Manager
Cichowicz, Nick
, Executive Director
Coy, Erica
Eden Prairie Police Department, Detective and DART Program Coordinator
Eckberg, Dr. Deborah
Metro State, Associate Professor
Folkens, Bruce
Minneapolis Police Department, Commander

Furnstahl, Mike
4th District Court Referee

Hogan, Elizabeth
Public Defender's Office, Adult Public Defender
Kaul, Ann
City of Bloomington, Suburban Prosecutor
Keefe, Amirthini
Domestic Abuse Project (DAP), Director of Client Services

Kraker, Rachel
Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Assistant County Attorney-DASC

Kraus, Jacob
Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Assistant County Attorney-Juvenile

Lockhart, Sarah
Domestic Abuse Project (DAP), Program Director

Lopez, Tara Ferguson
Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Supervising Attorney
Manning Bruce
4th District Court Judge

McDaniel, Kellace
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Lieutenant

McNaughton, Lisa
Public Defender's Office, Juvenile Public Defender
McTigue, Penny
Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health, Program Manager

Milgrom, Aaron
Private Practice Therapist

Miller, Adam
4th District Family Court,
 Family Court Enhancement Project

Morales, Lidia
4th District Court Administration, Criminal Court Operations Manager
Nelson, Melynda
Hennepin County Probation, Probation Officer

Olson, Alyssa
OutFront Minnesota, Anti-Violence Program Legal Advocate

Phung, John
Tubman Family Alliance, Staff Attorney
Quaintance, Kathryn
4th District Court Judge

Ratner, Rachel
Sojourner Project, Legal Advocate

Rude, Cecelia
Minneapolis Police Department, Community Navigator

Sanchez, Melanie
MN Guardian Ad Litem Program, 4th District 
Saunders, Jennifer
Minneapolis City Attorney's Office, Attorney

Schluender, Liselotte
Central Minnesota Legal Services, Staff Attorney

Simmons, Raschon
Cornerstone, Advocate

Smith, Deana
Domestic Abuse Service Center, Supervisor

Swenson, Elsa
Mission Inc; Home Free, Program Manager

Toberg, Kari
Hennepin County Child Protection, Supervisor

VonRueden, Anna
FamilyWise, Program Director

Weinstein, Michael
Hennepin County Family Court Services, Supervisor

Wilson, Kate
4th District Family Court, Family Court Operations Manager

Contact Katie Brey, FVCC Executive Director, for any questions regarding the membership list.