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Richmond man forced woman to live in closet in Iron Triangle residence

A Richmond man forced a woman to live in a closet in an Iron Triangle home and abused her daily for about a year before his recent arrest, police said Tuesday. Detectives working out of the new West Contra Costa Family Justice Center recently received a voicemail from a Homeland Security agent about a woman…
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Good Neighbors: Share-ing in the praise, recognition

SHARE volunteers collect and distribute food to our hungry neighbors from their Food Pantry in Concord. President George Conlow, Vice-President Ron Hannan, Board members Jan Harman and Russell Meier, and volunteer Don Ray recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award, a congratulatory letter from President Obama, and a Safeway gift card for achieving at least 4,000…
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Feds Recognize Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for Work Caring for Domestic Violence Victims

OAKLAND — 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. Both East Bay counties are considered to be leaders nationwide in how they respond to…
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Family Justice Center Opens at New Location

After breaking ground in 2013, the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center held its grand opening this month at 256 24th Street. In the first year at its new location, the center is expected to help an estimated 2,000 survivors of domestic violence, family violence, elder abuse and human trafficking. The center moved from its…
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Richmond: Family Justice Center Offers Services, Hope to Community

RICHMOND — Menbere Aklilu said she was alone, scared and nine months pregnant when she fled an abusive relationship. Her husband had beat her, verbally abused her and left a trail of cigarette burns on her body. Eventually, Aklilu found a women’s shelter where she gave birth and began piecing her life together. “I allowed…
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West County Family Justice Center Holds Well-Attended, Emotional Grand Opening

After more than a decade in the making, West Contra Costa County’s first permanent one-stop center to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other abuse held its grand opening Thursday. The West Contra Costa Family Justice Center at 256 24th St. is an all-inclusive resource for victims and their families, providing…
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New family justice center opens doors in Richmond

RICHMOND — Ten years ago, it was a mere dream. On Thursday, the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center will finally open its doors to the public at a grand opening celebration starting 3 p.m. The center, located at 256 24th St. in Richmond, will be a refuge for victims of domestic and sexual violence,…
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Acting DA Singas Proposes One-Stop Shop for Victims of Domestic Violence

Mineola, NY – June 1, 2015 – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has proposed and is working with regional and local governmental and non-governmental partners to create a comprehensive one-stop shop for domestic violence victims that would allow them to receive legal, health, financial and other services in one convenient location next to…
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Concord City News and Activity Guide – Summer 2015

Family Justice Center Opens in Downtown Concord “Concord’s Central County Family Justice Center (FJC) is open for business.  A ribbon cutting and open house were held March 19 at the FJC offices in Salvio Pacheco Square, 2151 Salvio St., Suite 201.”  Read on and see the pictures in the pdf version.

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…
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