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Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

Safe Haven for Domestic Violence Victims Finally Getting Built After Five Years
Lynn Kawano - Hawaii News Now

It was May of 2010, then Prosecuting Attorney Peter Carlisle appeared on Hawaii News Now's Sunrise to talk about the need for a one-stop center for domestic violence victims.

Sitting next to him, Gael Strack of the Family Justice Center in San Diego."Victims can go to one place and tell their story as opposed to going all over the city and re-telling that story and being traumatized over and over and over again," said Strack. The San Diego location is the model for Family Justice Centers all over the country. There are now about 80 centers built or under construction right now.


Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

Nashville Opens Advocacy Center for Domestic Violence Victims
Nick Caloway - WKRN-TV Nashville

Mayor Karl Dean on Thursday helped cut the ribbon for the Jean Crowe Advocacy Center in Nashville.

The facility, located in the Ben West Building at the Nashville courts complex, is a family justice center that will serve as a place where domestic violence victims can get assistance as they go through the Davidson County court systems.


Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

National Family Justice Center Alliance Call to Action

By Casey Gwinn, Esq


This week the National Family Justice Center Alliance has been part of the national effort to challenge Commissioner Roger Goodell and the National Football League (NFL) to take a stronger stand against domestic violence. We need your help to make our important recommendations known and heard by all.

The NFL, like all businesses and institutions in our country, must do more to address the social and cultural norms that continue to promote domestic violence against women, men, and children.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Santa Clara County Now Has Two Family Justice Centers
By Andie Waterman
San Jose Mercury News


MORGAN HILL -- When she sought to escape her husband's abusive behavior a year ago, Aidee Portillo Fernandez found herself traveling back and forth between police agencies and victim assistance programs, all the while fearing her spouse would find out she was seeking help.



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