Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC)

Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC) The Family Justice Center Sonoma County provides coordinated services and resources for victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Elder Abuse. Co-located partners include Community Based Organizations, Law Enforcement, and Prosecution.
The Family Justice Center of Sonoma County (FJCSC) represents an effective collaboration, using the three prong philosophy of Law Enforcement, Prosecution and Community-Based Organizations, which is expected to achieve significantly increased victim safety and offender accountability outcomes. The partners in the FJCSC came together to look for better ways to serve victims of family violence in response to alarming trends in the rates of violence, and to unify the existing disparate and inefficient approaches to service provision. Mapping exercises undertaken by partners indicated that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sonoma County were going to an average of 23 agencies to obtain needed services. This “agency-centric” service delivery model resulted in extreme frustration for victims and often contributed to their lack of ability to follow through with needed services and participation in offender prosecution. Trends in Sonoma County indicate that there has been an increase in domestic and sexual violence. Data from the Sonoma County’s District Attorney’s Office indicates that between 2003 and 2007, domestic violence related calls requesting assistance from law enforcement had increased 15% in Sonoma County, while such calls decreased 14% in California overall. The permanent site for the FJCSC opened in August 2011!
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Coming up this Friday! If you interested in joining us for gentle and restorative yoga, please call 707-565-2835 for mor...
01/22/2020

Coming up this Friday! If you interested in joining us for gentle and restorative yoga, please call 707-565-2835 for more information.

Find your balance through yoga! Join us for free, gentle and restorative yoga. For more information call 707-565-2835.

Join us for a Welcome Event on January 30th to learn more about a Family Justice Center Sonoma County survivor-led advoc...
01/18/2020

Join us for a Welcome Event on January 30th to learn more about a Family Justice Center Sonoma County survivor-led advocacy group! The group will meet regularly to celebrate strength and survival, develop creative ways to help others through advocacy, education, empowerment, and advocate on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within Sonoma County.

The Welcome Event is an opportunity to see if this is the right fit for you! Food, refreshments, and childcare will be provided. For more information and event details, please contact Kelsey at (707) 565-2835

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. It's important to ask, What is human trafficking?Human trafficking involve...
01/13/2020

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. It's important to ask, What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking involves recruitment, harboring or transporting people into a situation of exploitation through the use of violence, deception or coercion and forced to work against their will.
In other words, trafficking is a process of enslaving people, coercing them into a situation with no way out, and exploiting them.

People can be trafficked for many different forms of exploitation such as forced prostitution, forced labor, forced begging, forced criminality, domestic servitude, forced marriage, and forced organ removal.

Find your balance through yoga! Join us for free, gentle and restorative yoga. For more information call 707-565-2835.
01/09/2020

Find your balance through yoga! Join us for free, gentle and restorative yoga. For more information call 707-565-2835.

As a community we can come together to bring awarness to human trafficking and end the cycle #HumanTraffickingAwarenessM...
01/07/2020

As a community we can come together to bring awarness to human trafficking and end the cycle #HumanTraffickingAwarenessMonth

Together with the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC), Verity, Sonoma County Probation, Sonoma County District Attorney's Office, Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, we're working to end human trafficking. #HumanTraffickingAwareness #Collaboration #Compassion

Congratulations Jill Ravitch! Thank you for your ongoing support!
01/05/2020
Supervisor Shirlee Zane

Congratulations Jill Ravitch! Thank you for your ongoing support!

Congratulations, Jill Ravitch, on your 10-year anniversary, serving as the County of Sonoma's District Attorney. You thoughtfully pursue justice and have been our strong voice for the victim. Through your partnership building the Victim Advocate Division and opening the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC), we have served thousands of clients, including outreach to elders, families, homeless victims and long-term counseling to those in need – at no cost. Thank you for your compassionate leadership, keeping us safe and for your endorsement. #JusticeWithIntegrity

If someone you love is being abused, it can be so difficult to know what to do. Your instinct may be to “save” them from...
01/03/2020
Help for Friends and Family | The National Domestic Violence Hotline

If someone you love is being abused, it can be so difficult to know what to do. Your instinct may be to “save” them from the relationship, but it’s not that easy. After all, there are many reasons why people stay in abusive relationships.

Abuse is about power and control, so one of the most important ways you can help a person in an abusive relationship is to consider how you might empower them to make their own decisions. Additionally, you can offer support in various ways

Help a Friend or Family Member Are you concerned that someone you care about is experiencing abuse? Maybe you’ve noticed some warning signs, including: Their partner puts them down in front of other people They are constantly worried about making their partner angry They make excuses for their pa....

Like shopping on Amazon? Did you know you can shop while donating to the FJC at no extra cost to you? Amazon Smile donat...
12/27/2019

Like shopping on Amazon? Did you know you can shop while donating to the FJC at no extra cost to you? Amazon Smile donates .5% of eligible purchases! Click on the link below to select us as your charitable organization. Thank you for supporting the Family Justice Center! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3160831

From all of us here at the Family Justice Center we wish you a happy holidays. We will be closed today, 12/25 and open a...
12/25/2019

From all of us here at the Family Justice Center we wish you a happy holidays. We will be closed today, 12/25 and open again tomorrow, 12/26 for our regular business hours. If you are in need of immediate assistance please call 911 or one of the hotlines below:

YWCA: 707-546-1234
Verify: 707-545-7273

All survivors have their own healing processes. Regardless of whether survivors are beginning their healing journey or c...
12/24/2019
Holiday Self Care – Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence

All survivors have their own healing processes. Regardless of whether survivors are beginning their healing journey or continuing it, it is important to acknowledge that their emotions are valid and normal. Although the holiday season might create challenges, it is necessary to remember that survivors have the power to overcome obstacles in their healing process.

Holiday Self Care By Sunny Lim Several domestic violence organizations and hotlines report that calls for support services decrease around the holidays, according to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; however, the holidays still cause challenges to survivors. The holidays might disru...

The wounds from domestic violence are not always physical, and the silent scars sometimes take longest to fade. Shifting...
12/20/2019
Silent Scars of Domestic Abuse | The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The wounds from domestic violence are not always physical, and the silent scars sometimes take longest to fade. Shifting the thinking of the world around what domestic violence looks like or “should” look like is necessary. According to the US Dept. of Justice, 80% of victims do not present with physical scars.

By Mildred D. Muhammad, Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker, Certified Consultant with the U.S. Dept of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime, Speaker for the U.S. Dept of State, CNN Contributor, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Trainer/Educator, Certified Intuitive Lif....

For the last three years, the FJCSC has been a part of a federal demonstration initiative to measure “polyvictimization”...
12/18/2019

For the last three years, the FJCSC has been a part of a federal demonstration initiative to measure “polyvictimization” in our clients. Polyvictimization is the cumulative impact of multiple types of victimizations and adverse experiences over the course of one’s life. We were shocked to learn that 91% of our clients reported experiencing polyvictimization and the accompanying effects. See the attached short report to read more about what we learned, the prevalence of victimizations and symptomology, and the exciting holistic changes made to service delivery.

Experts say there is a growing trend of digital domestic abuse — abusive partners perpetuating familiar forms of intimat...
12/10/2019
Domestic Abusers Are Weaponizing Apps And In-Home Devices To Monitor, Intimidate Victims

Experts say there is a growing trend of digital domestic abuse — abusive partners perpetuating familiar forms of intimate partner violence using technology. A survey from the National Network to End Domestic Violence found 50% of victim service providers report that offenders use cellphone apps to stalk survivors, and another 41% reported abusers use GPS tracking.

Experts say digital domestic abuse is a growing trend.

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that’s seen in abusive relationships. It’s the act of manipulating a person by ...
12/05/2019
Gaslighting: Signs and Tips for Seeking Help

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that’s seen in abusive relationships. It’s the act of manipulating a person by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them.

Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse. Here are signs to look out for and how to get help.

Self-care is a simple concept, yet for many of us, it can be incredibly difficult in practice. It is especially challeng...
12/02/2019
The Importance of Self-Care | The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Self-care is a simple concept, yet for many of us, it can be incredibly difficult in practice. It is especially challenging for victims and survivors of abuse, who are often made to feel like they are not worthy of love or care. But the truth is that everyone deserves to be cared for, and we all have the power to be our own caregivers. That’s what self-care is all about; taking care of yourself in ways that feel best to you, focus on your own health and well-being, and bring you comfort.

Self-care is all about taking care of yourself in ways that feel best to you, focus on your own health and well-being, and bring you comfort.

Each child responds differently to abuse and trauma. Some children are more resilient, and some are more sensitive. How ...
11/26/2019
Domestic violence and children

Each child responds differently to abuse and trauma. Some children are more resilient, and some are more sensitive. How successful a child is at recovering from abuse or trauma depends on several things, including having:

A good support system or good relationships with trusted adults
High self-esteem
Healthy friendships

Domestic violence can have long-term effects on children. Learn what you can do to protect your child.

Most people assume that if they were being verbally abused they would know about it. After all, verbal abuse often invol...
11/22/2019
Why Victims of Verbal Abuse Often Feel so Bad

Most people assume that if they were being verbally abused they would know about it. After all, verbal abuse often involves yelling, put-downs, name-calling, and belittling behaviors. But there is so much more to verbal abuse than people realize.

Verbal abuse is a type of bullying that often occurs in families, friendships, and dating relationships. Learn how to spot the signs of verbal abuse.

County of Sonoma
11/20/2019

County of Sonoma

Prepare for a possible loss of power: Check and update your emergency kit and supplies (include hard copies of critical information and life-saving prescriptions). https://socoemergency.org/home/prepare/power-shutoffs/

Prepárese para una posible pérdida de energía: Compruebe y actualice su kit de emergencia y suministros (incluya copias impresas de información crítica y prescripciones que necesita para sobrevivir).
https://socoemergency.org/home/prepare/power-shutoffs/

When we talk about relationship abuse, we typically focus on physical and emotional mistreatment. But financial abuse or...
11/13/2019
What is Financial Abuse? These Are the Signs…

When we talk about relationship abuse, we typically focus on physical and emotional mistreatment. But financial abuse or the control of one’s ability to acquire, use and maintain money by an intimate partner

Written by Writer’s Corps member Adrianna Nine When we talk about relationship abuse, we typically focus on physical and emotional mistreatment. But financial abuse or the control of one’s ability to acquire, use and maintain money by an intimate partner occurs in up to 99 percent of domestic vi...

We were thrilled to be there!
11/08/2019

We were thrilled to be there!

This is our village! On Wednesday morning over 30 organizations that serve youth in Sonoma County came together and convened to discuss our network of resources, how can collaborate and together support our kids. It was awesome to see the love and passion our community has for youth. TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER. 😁 If you weren’t there, but you want to be involved, please let us know. [email protected]

#hoperising #hopegiver
11/06/2019

#hoperising #hopegiver

11/01/2019
County of Sonoma

County of Sonoma

Access recovery services and resources at the Local Assistance Center opening Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.daily through Wednesday - longer if needed. Details: http://bit.ly/2BWRBqF

Acceda a los servicios y recursos de recuperación en el Centro de Asistencia Local que se abrirá el lunes 11-4 en el Centro Comunitario de Healdsburg, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. Abierto de 10 a.m. a 7 p.m., todos los días hasta el miércoles. Detalles: http://bit.ly/2qbLRXa

County of Sonoma
10/30/2019
County of Sonoma

County of Sonoma

During a disaster, it’s common to have increased anxiety, hopelessness, worry, irritability, and anger. You’re not alone and deserve support. Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane offers information on available services to Sonoma County residents http://bit.ly/2WsjT5D

County of Sonoma
10/29/2019

County of Sonoma

If power is restored but mandatory evacuation orders are still in place do not return to your home or business. Visit socoemergency.org/home/emergency/evacuation-orders/ For latest evacuation information. #kincadefire #sonomacounty

County of Sonoma
10/28/2019

County of Sonoma

[Español Abajo]
If you are experiencing emotional distress because of recent fires or power shutoffs in and around Sonoma County, a free national Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Spanish Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 and press "2" or text Hablanos to 66746
The hearing impaired can text TalkWithUs to 66746.

The hotline is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. For more information, go to www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline.
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Si está experimentando angustia emocional debido a las recientes advertencias de
incendios o cortes de energias en el Condado de Sonoma y sus alrededores, una línea de ayuda nacional gratuita de socorro de desastre está disponible las 24 horas del día, los siete días de la semana.

Línea de Ayuda para Casos de Desastre: 1-800-985-5990 o envíe un mensaje de texto con las palabras TalkWithUs al 66746.

Línea de Ayuda en Español: 1-800-985-5990 y presione el numero "2" o envíe un mensaje de texto con las palabras Hablanos al 66746

Para las personas con discapacidad auditiva pueden enviar un mensaje de texto con las palabras TalkWithUs al 66746.

La línea directa es proporcionada por la Administración de Servicios de Salud Mental y Abuso de Sustancias (SAMHSA). SAMHSA es la agencia dentro del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos que lidera los esfuerzos de salud pública para promover la salud conductual de la nación. Para obtener más información, visite www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

10/25/2019
#hoperising #hopegiver #dvam
10/22/2019

#hoperising #hopegiver #dvam

Representatives from the Family Justice Center attended the Alliance for Hope International Leadership Summit. There are...
10/18/2019

Representatives from the Family Justice Center attended the Alliance for Hope International Leadership Summit. There are currently more than 130 Family Justice Centers and other types of Multi-Agency Centers in the U.S. and hundreds of other agencies working to develop partnerships and models of co-located services. #hoperising #hopegiver

Look for our signs on the back of Sonoma County Transit buses in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month! #hope...
10/18/2019

Look for our signs on the back of Sonoma County Transit buses in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month! #hopeRISING #DVAM

DV can be physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, or financial, or can involve restricting contact of family members with p...
10/17/2019
Domestic Violence Harms All Family Members

DV can be physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, or financial, or can involve restricting contact of family members with people outside of the home.

High warmth, low conflict families support the healthy development of children.

10/16/2019

We apologize for the inconvenience, our Donor Reception has been postponed. We will let you know when we reschedule. Thanks!

Here at the FJC we seek to hear from survivors about the impact the FJC and our collaborative partners have made in thei...
10/15/2019

Here at the FJC we seek to hear from survivors about the impact the FJC and our collaborative partners have made in their lives. For the month of October we will be featuring a quotes in honor of Domestic Violence Awarness Month. #hopeGIVERS #hoperising #dvam

Join us tomorrow morning, Oct 12th in attending the Out of the Darkness Walk to raise awareness of suicide and help give...
10/11/2019

Join us tomorrow morning, Oct 12th in attending the Out of the Darkness Walk to raise awareness of suicide and help give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture's approach to mental health. The walk will be held at Howarth Park beginning at 8am

Our DA, Jill Ravitch, received a calendar honoring the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement from Elaine Ho...
10/11/2019

Our DA, Jill Ravitch, received a calendar honoring the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement from Elaine Holtz with KBBF. The calendar recognizes DA Ravitch as the first elected female DA in Sonoma County! The FJCSC celebrates women’s empowerment in all spheres of our society! #HopeIsRising #19thAmendment

10/10/2019
Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC)

The FJC will be closed today, Oct 10th

The FJC will be closed Oct 9th and Oct 10th due to the widespread power shut off. In case of an emergency call 911 or one of the hotlines listed below. Stay safe and we will continue to update you as information becomes available.

YWCA : 707-546-1234
Verify : 707-545-7273

10/09/2019

The FJC will be closed Oct 9th and Oct 10th due to the widespread power shut off. In case of an emergency call 911 or one of the hotlines listed below. Stay safe and we will continue to update you as information becomes available.

YWCA : 707-546-1234
Verify : 707-545-7273

PG&E has confirmed that a Power Shut Off will occur affecting most of Sonoma County, including the Family Justice Center...
10/08/2019

PG&E has confirmed that a Power Shut Off will occur affecting most of Sonoma County, including the Family Justice Center. We will keep you posted if we are closed tomorrow. Here are some tips on how to prepare for a power outage. Please stay safe!

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October. Every 9 seconds, a woman in the...
10/04/2019

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October. Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.
1 in 4 men are victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner

The FJCSC was happy to host our second annual Survivor's Day of Nurturing, where clients received: yoga, meditation, mas...
10/03/2019

The FJCSC was happy to host our second annual Survivor's Day of Nurturing, where clients received: yoga, meditation, massage, hair styling, makeup and nails. We topped it all off with individual portraits, a gift basket and flowers for each client to take home. Clients left feeling revived and empowered. #HopeIsRising #HopeGivers

A HUGE thank you to the Office for Victims of Crime, The Grateful Garment Project, Lytle's Beauty College, Starbucks, Sumbody, Trader Joe's-Santa Rosa,CA, Flowers for a Cause, Paws As Loving Support (PALS) Assistance Dogs, Candice Caballero Photography, Ambiance Skin Care Salon, Healdsburg Holistic Health and Bodyworks and Lindsey's Yoga Lifestyle!

Address

2755 Mendocino Ave, Ste 100
Santa Rosa, CA
95403

General information

At the Family Justice Center Sonoma County, we offer services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and stalking. We also offer services to the families of victims, but we do not serve the abuser. The services that a victim or survivor can receive at the Family Justice Center Sonoma County include: • Advocacy • Chaplaincy Program • Client Technology Area • Assistance with clothing • Crime Victims Assistance • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services • Survivor Groups and/or Therapy Services • Immigration Services • Intake Assessment • Legal Advocacy • Resource Center • Access to a Safe House • Safety Planning • Transportation assistance

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(707) 565-8255

Website

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The Family Justice Center of Sonoma County is committed to assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, elder abuse, child abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking. We provide comprehensive services, centered on and around the client through a single point of access.

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AVOID WAITING IN LINE AND VIDEO CHAT WITH AN ATTORNEY REGARDING YOUR FAMILY LAW LEGAL MATTER DIVORCE/LEGAL SEPARATION Every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This informational Webinar will offer assistance by reviewing the law, process and forms which you will need to initiate a case for divorce, legal separation or nullity. First time filings only. REQUEST FOR ORDERS “How to obtain or modify a court order”: Every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This informational Webinar will offer assistance in obtaining or modifying a court order including child custody/visitation and support orders for their minor children. GENERAL FAMILY LAW Q & A: Every Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This informational Webinar is designed to provide general legal information and assistance with your family law case. You may sign up to ask any legal question pertaining to your family law case. Register at https://calendly.com/vcselfhelpcenter You may also receive assistance by emailing us at [email protected] or visiting www.ventura.courts.ca.gov or https://www.youtube.com/user/VenturaSuperiorCourt WE CANNOT ASSIST YOU IF YOU HAVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION
Hey friends! I wanted to announce that there will be a Childbirth Educator course being offered July 20-29th taught by Juli Tilsner and Nickie Tilsner of Cornerstone Doula Training. Our wonderful teachers are coming down from Portland to teach their amazing curriculum to interested individuals who would like to become a Child Birth Educator. Earning the certificate means that you can teach classes within your community; either at community centers, out of your home, hospitals, clinics, birth centers, wellness centers etc. I got certified as a birth and postpartum doula as well as a childbirth educator. When I am not doing my doula work, I can offer classes to expecting families who wish to learn more about labor and delivery. The course is tailored to either homebirth, hospital or birth center scenarios. For those who are already birth professionals, here is a great chance to add more skills to the services that you offer to your clients. The workbook and readings required for the class are informative, fascinating and empowering. The all-inclusive language allows for educators to make sure all clients of all background can benefit from taking a childbirth education class. in addition, there are teacher workbooks offered in Spanish, as well as a teacher workbook that is dedicated to our Muslim friends and their practices. The courses will be offered at the beautiful Marin Birth Center in Terra Linda, an extension of the Marin City Health & Wellness Center. This will be the first course ever offered by Cornerstone Doula Training at the Marin Birth Center. Easy to get by public transportation, free parking and carpooling is highly encouraged! The opportunity will also allow those who take the class to familiarize themselves with a freestanding birth clinic and to meet and network with other professional birth workers. You NOT need to be a doula to take the class. Moms, dads, nurses, high school students-ANYONE, can attend. If anyone has any specific questions you can PM me, text, or email me, Juli Tilsner,and/or Nickie Tilsner. To find out more about the course and what else is offered through Cornerstone Doula Training, please go to their website:
Camp Hope here we come!