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Free medical clinic serving local uninsured patients moves into Family Justice Center

The RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic is now located at the new West County Family Justice Center at 256 24th St. The free medical clinic — which is run by volunteer physicians and nurses who serve uninsured West County residents — had its grand opening celebration scheduled for last night. The clinic operates Tuesdays from…
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Good Neighbors by Faith Barnidge: Bonilla names Assembly district woman of year

Family Justice Center Celebrate “Hope for the Future: Healing Our Children,” at the Family Justice Center benefit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive. Fine wine and appetizers will be served at a reception featuring a silent auction for prizes, followed by a short program…
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Supervisor John Gioia Lists Family Justice Center as Public Safety Accomplishment for Contra Costa County

Improving the lives of Contra Costans – Working Together As we enter 2016, I’m excited to build on the momentum of Contra Costa County’s accomplishments last year, highlighted below. I’m proud to have worked alongside so many other great people, from community groups, business, labor, and government, to improve the quality of life in our…
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Richmond cop murdered in domestic violence incident honored at Family Justice Center

A respected Richmond police officer who was killed by a former boyfriend in 2006 will forever be a symbol of hope to domestic violence victims at the West County Family Justice Center. [Read more].

Contra Costa Family Justice Center Seeks Applicants for Community Fellowship Program

An innovative new fellowship program being launched by the Contra Costa Family Justice Center aims to equip victims of violence with the leadership skills to empower their long-term sustainability and success. The center is accepting applications by Feb. 10, for its 10 month, 10 hour-per-week Community Fellowship Program that will kick off in March 2016…
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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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