Grand Opening of Central Contra Costa County’s First Family Justice Center

Central Family Justice Center Grand Opening of Central Contra Costa County’s First Family Justice Center Mar 19, 2015 Concord – After today, victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking will have a place to go in Central  to get the comprehensive assistance necessary to get out of harm’s way Read more about Grand Opening of Central Contra Costa County’s First Family Justice Center[…]

Concord Pd Reminds Residents of Central County Family Justice Center

Concord Pd Reminds Residents of Central County Family Justice Center The Family Justice Center is open and located at 2151 Salvio St. By SUSAN C. SCHENA (Patch Staff)March 30, 2015 News submitted from the Concord Police Department: The CCC Family Justice Center had its grand opening at 2151 Salvio Street. The center is a “one stop” shop Read more about Concord Pd Reminds Residents of Central County Family Justice Center[…]

Concord: Central county family justice center a ‘one-stop shop’ for victims of abuse

Concord: Central county family justice center a ‘one-stop shop’ for victims of abuse

Bay City News

POSTED:   03/20/2015 12:25:17 PM PDT 

Gilbert Herrera, center, of Concord, visits with Dorea Stevens, right, of the Bay Area Crisis Nursery during the open house for the new Central Family Justice Center in Concord, Calif., on Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group) ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )

CONCORD – When Concord police Chief Guy Swanger was a rookie cop fresh out of college, he said there was nothing more humbling than having to intervene in the relationships of couples who had been married longer than he had been alive.

“You knew the situation was going to escalate into violence but you had no solutions, you had nowhere to turn,” Swanger said. “There wasn’t an officer out there who didn’t think, ‘I wish there was something I could do.'”

It’s no coincidence, then, that several decades later, police chiefs from across the county joined with public officials today to celebrate the grand opening of the Central County Family Justice Center in Concord, he said. […]