comisaría de familia

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by jvcastel, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. jvcastel Junior Member

    Colombia - Spanish
    Hello. I would like to know how to translate "comisaría de familia" into English. I have found that "comisaría" is translated as "police station", but I don't think "family station" or something similar is an accurate translation.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ogidni New Member

    Oklahoma
    USA English
    can you tell me the context?
     
  3. jvcastel Junior Member

    Colombia - Spanish
    Well, "comisaría familiar" is a place related to social services, where familiy members solve their problems. The context of the expression is:

    "Voy a trabajar en una comisaría familiar o en el ICBF (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar)"
     
  4. Ogidni New Member

    Oklahoma
    USA English
    ah -- Family Service Agency (Family Services Agency is also used -- both would be considered correct).
     
  5. Ogidni New Member

    Oklahoma
    USA English
    It just occurred to me:
    Family Welfare Agency is probably even better.
     
  6. jvcastel Junior Member

    Colombia - Spanish
    Thank you!
     
  7. hcnd06a Senior Member

    English - USA
    What about "social services agency" or "Department of Social Services"?
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  8. jvcastel Junior Member

    Colombia - Spanish
    This sounds good. Thank you.
     

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