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The League of California Cities recently presented the Concord City Council with the Helen Putnam Award of Excellence for their collaboration with the Central Family Justice Center. The league selects one California city in each of 12 categories to recognize each year.
The Family Justice Center is a one-stop, multiagency facility for children, youth and adults affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking.
Professionals from the criminal justice field, civil, legal, advocacy, health and mental health systems provide comprehensive services for clients at their offices at 2151 Salvio St., Suite 201, in Concord.
Opening in 2015, the center assisted 575 clients, 80 percent of whom had experienced domestic violence. Clients can access the broad spectrum of essential services because of the multiple agencies located on-site.
For more information regarding the Central Family Justice Center, call 925-521-6366, or visit www.cocofamilyjustice.org.