May 1, 2017

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2016 Awards


October 2017

The Family Justice Center Alliance, a program of Alliance for HOPE International, proudly highlighted it’s  17 AFFILIATED Family Justice Centers and Multi-Agency Centers in the United States. The Contra Costa Family Justice Center’s Community Fellowship Program was included in their recognition!

“In March 2016, the Contra Costa Family Justice Center launched a new iteration of its community fellowship program designed to equip survivors of interpersonal violence with leadership skills to empower their long-term success.  The 10 month program accepted five fellows for each program location (Central and West).  The fellows received training on how to develop community projects on their own while guided by mentors in track areas that included advocacy, training and events, outreach, and project coordination and technology.”



June 2017

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University of Oklahoma Report on California Family Justice Centers

Earlier this year, the Contra Costa Family Justice Center participated in an evaluation report of seven California based Family Justice Centers released by the University of Oklahoma. The Center of Applied Research on Nonprofit Organizations research team worked closely with Alliance for HOPE International and its Family Justice Center Alliance program to complete the research study. “Survivor Defined Success, Hope and Well-Being: An Assessment of the Impact of Family Justice Centers” found statistically significant increases in Hope, Resiliency, Satisfaction of Life, Emotional Well-Being, and Flourishing in the lives of survivors after receiving services in Family Justice Centers in California. The study was funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation as part of their long-term support for the development of Family Justice Centers in communities across California.




June 22, 2017

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Contra Costa Agencies Join to Better Fight Elder Abuse

“The new Elder Abuse Prevention Project is designed to increase the reporting of elder abuse and to optimize its interagency-collaborative approach, including sharing client data, to serve seniors as quickly as possible.”


June 5, 2017

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Contra Costa Family Justice Center named an honoree For California Nonprofits Day!



April 21, 2017


Did Antioch PD give special treatment to former cop?: 2 Investigates – Story | KTVU

 For perspective from an expert not involved in the case, 2 Investigates interviewed Susun Kim, the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Family Justice Center.”




April 19, 2017

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A Focus on Health to Resolve Urban Ills – The New York Times

“[The city] supported the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance, a nonprofit organization that helps victims of domestic violence who struggle to find services because of their race, citizenship status and level of poverty.”


November 15, 2016

Susun Kim, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Family Justice Center, was honored as the Contra Costa County Prosecutor’s Association Champion for Justice of 2016! 



October 4, 2016

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ViewPoints by Laura Hoffmeister: Concord regains momentum – East Bay Times

” The City of Concord also just won the prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for its Central County Family Justice Center.”



October 1, 2016


An Update from the Front-Lines of Contra Costa County’s Legal Incubator Program – Contra Costa Lawyer Online

“The Lawyers for Family Justice program is a community effort,” says Kim.  “We have outstanding community attorneys dedicating their time to mentor, strong support from the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and friendships with incubator programs all across the country, which continue to evolve and improve their practices.”



August 3, 2016

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In Richmond, a modern approach to helping domestic violence victims | Richmond Standard

“The Family Justice Center appears to have left no stone unturned in the effort to provide swift and welcoming assistance and resources to abused women and seniors.”




April 16, 2015

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Feds Recognize Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for Work Caring for Domestic Violence Victims – The Mercury News

“In recognition of 20 years since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, federal officials this week visited East Bay family justice centers to applaud efforts in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to protect women and children.”