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Good Neighbors by Faith Barnidge: Plan ahead for holiday volunteering

Helen Putnam Award 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…
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East Bay Leadership Council: Honoring Those Who Give Back

Contra Costa County Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative, Family Justice Alliance — Outstanding Collaborative Project In 2001, the County Board of Supervisors launched the Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative to improve service delivery systems and policy to support the county’s strong stance against family violence. Addressing this charge, Zero Tolerance has launched and…
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Exciting News from Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative

Contra Costa County Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative and the Family Justice Alliance are named… Outstanding Collaborative Project Join us at the East Bay Philanthropy Awards Breakfast brought to you by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFK University and the East Bay Leadership Council. Awards ceremony on November 3, 2016 at 7:30 am at…
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An Update from the Front-Lines of Contra Costa County’s Legal Incubator Program

Carlos Carbajal is busy. As a Lawyer for Family Justice attorney, his appointment slots are booked solid every week and he has taken on over 50 paying clients (in addition to dozens of pro bono consultations) since joining Contra Costa County’s Legal Incubator program in February. [click here] “The need for pro and low bono…
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In Richmond, a modern approach to helping domestic violence victims

Aug 3, 2016 “Just imagine you are a victim of domestic violence, of sexual assault, of elder abuse, and you walk in here,” says Susun Kim, executive director of the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance. “What do you notice? What do you see?” The West County Family Family Justice Center — a one-stop facility providing…
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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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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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