The Family Justice Center is a collaborative made of multiple partner agencies who work together to provide a variety of services all in one location. Together as a team, dedicated staff will provide you with resources so that you can find safety, healing, and hope, all by sharing your story one time. Visit our Onsite Partners page to learn more about the agencies stationed at the FJC.
Domestic violence is any pattern of behavior used to maintain power and control over an intimate partner or family member. Domestic violence can include using fear, manipulation, isolation, financial abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or verbal or emotional abuse.
Elder abuse refers to acts that harm an older person (60 years old and older). In California, adults who have disabilities qualify for protection as well regardless of how old they are. Elder abuse can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment.
We provide free legal services or referrals for restraining orders for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and elder abuse. We also help survivors navigate criminal and civil justice processes and file police reports. This includes helping survivors understand what to expect in court, providing case updates, applying for Victim’s Compensation if eligible and court accompaniment.
Child abuse is when a child’s parent or caregiver causes injury, death, emotional harm, or risk of serious harm to a child, either through their own actions or by failing to protect their child from those actions. Child abuse can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, exploitation, and substance abuse.
Sexual assault is any sexual contact that happens without the other person’s consent. Consent is about communication and:
Perpetrators can use physical, emotional, psychological abuse as well as coercion and manipulation to force, threaten or pressure someone into doing something sexually.
Human trafficking happens when one person uses or exploits another person for their own personal gain. Traffickers can use physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse as well as lies, fraud and manipulation to coerce or force victims into commercial sex or labor, services, or servitude.