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.
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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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In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, survivors, and the advocates who work tirelessly to address sexual ...
04/22/2021
Toward Survivor-Led Liberation with GEMS Founder & CEO, Rachel Lloyd

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, survivors, and the advocates who work tirelessly to address sexual violence in our communities, The Center for Family Justice (in Bridgeport, CT) is discussing survivor-led, culturally competent service delivery with Rachel Lloyd, the founder and CEO of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS). GEMS is one of the country's leading organizations for empowering commercially sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 29th from 11:00-1:00 pm PST, costs $20, and will enable folks to interact with Rachel in a Q&A session.

This event is perfect for service providers, anyone who screens for violence in their work with youth or adults, folks interested in the work to eradicate trafficking, college students with focus on health and human services, social justice, and public health, as well as the general public looking to learn more during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

To register or learn more, visit the website here:

https://www.bigmarker.com/the-center-for-family-justice/Toward-Survivor-Led-Liberation-with-GEMS-Founder-CEO-Rachel-Lloyd?utm_bmcr_source=CC452021

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, survivors, and the advocates who work tirelessly to address sexual violence in our communities, The Center for Family Justice is discussing survivor-led, culturally competent service delivery with Rachel Lloyd, the founder and CEO of Girls Educational & Me...

Are you a survivor of sexual violence looking for some extra support? The FJCSC would love to gift you a copy of this bo...
04/21/2021

Are you a survivor of sexual violence looking for some extra support? The FJCSC would love to gift you a copy of this book, no questions asked. Reach out via message on social media, and we will arrange for you to pick up. One of our favorite quotes from the book:

“I survived because I remained soft, because I listened, because I wrote. Because I huddled close to my truth, protected it like a tiny flame in a terrible storm. Hold up your head when the tears come, when you are mocked, insulted, questioned, threatened, when they tell you you are nothing, when your body is reduced to openings. The journey will be longer than you imagined, trauma will find you again and again. Do not become the ones who hurt you. Stay tender with your power. Never fight to injure, fight to uplift. Fight because you know that in this life, you deserve safety, joy, and freedom. Fight because it is your life. Not anyone else’s. I did it, I am here. Looking back, all the ones who doubted or hurt or nearly conquered me faded away, and I am the only one standing. So now, the time has come. I dust myself off, and go on.”—Chanel Miller

Are you a survivor of sexual violence looking for some extra support? The FJCSC would love to gift you a copy of this book, no questions asked. Reach out via message on social media, and we will arrange for you to pick up. One of our favorite quotes from the book:

“I survived because I remained soft, because I listened, because I wrote. Because I huddled close to my truth, protected it like a tiny flame in a terrible storm. Hold up your head when the tears come, when you are mocked, insulted, questioned, threatened, when they tell you you are nothing, when your body is reduced to openings. The journey will be longer than you imagined, trauma will find you again and again. Do not become the ones who hurt you. Stay tender with your power. Never fight to injure, fight to uplift. Fight because you know that in this life, you deserve safety, joy, and freedom. Fight because it is your life. Not anyone else’s. I did it, I am here. Looking back, all the ones who doubted or hurt or nearly conquered me faded away, and I am the only one standing. So now, the time has come. I dust myself off, and go on.”—Chanel Miller

Interested in learning more about who we are and what we do? Check out this quick explainer video for a glimpse into the...
04/14/2021
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Interested in learning more about who we are and what we do? Check out this quick explainer video for a glimpse into the FJC Sonoma County!

https://youtu.be/fsDmZB4EXiA

The Family Justice Center is a place for healing, advocacy, and change, empowering survivors to live free from violence and abuse.

"To victims out there who suffer in silence, please understand it was not your fault. You did not cause or provoke or de...
04/12/2021
Close to Home: End the silence, end the violence

"To victims out there who suffer in silence, please understand it was not your fault. You did not cause or provoke or deserve to be assaulted. You are a survivor, and we are here for you when you are ready. We have amazing nonprofit agencies with 24-hour hot lines, a safe house for victims who need to leave a dangerous situation, a program with services for victims who are experiencing homelessness and the Family Justice Center (fjcsc.org)."

You are not alone. We believe you. If you need to talk with someone today, call us at (707) 565-8255 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/opinion/close-to-home-end-the-silence-end-the-violence

This community was rocked by news that four women accused Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli of sexual assault.

Whew—it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it, Sonoma County? We know many are feeling triggered, overwhelmed, exhausted, so we...
04/09/2021

Whew—it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it, Sonoma County? We know many are feeling triggered, overwhelmed, exhausted, so weare carving out space for 15-20 guided “meditation moments” on Monday mornings at 10 am and Thursday evenings at 7 pm. If you’d like to join, please send us a message and we will be sure to get you the access information.

Whew—it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it, Sonoma County? We know many are feeling triggered, overwhelmed, exhausted, so weare carving out space for 15-20 guided “meditation moments” on Monday mornings at 10 am and Thursday evenings at 7 pm. If you’d like to join, please send us a message and we will be sure to get you the access information.

Today and everyday: we believe survivors. #aprilissexualassaultawarenessmonth If you are in need of sexual assault servi...
04/08/2021

Today and everyday: we believe survivors. #aprilissexualassaultawarenessmonth If you are in need of sexual assault services, call us at (707) 565-8255 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or Verity's 24/7 Crisisline (707) 545-7273.

Today and everyday: we believe survivors. #aprilissexualassaultawarenessmonth If you are in need of sexual assault services, call us at (707) 565-8255 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or Verity's 24/7 Crisisline (707) 545-7273.

We support and believe you 💙
04/02/2021

We support and believe you 💙

We support and believe you 💙

One of the things we are most proud of as a Center is our survivor advocacy group, FJC VOICES of Sonoma County. Dr. Sara...
04/01/2021
Sebastopol veterinarians help domestic violence victims keep their pets

One of the things we are most proud of as a Center is our survivor advocacy group, FJC VOICES of Sonoma County. Dr. Sarah Reidenbach is a committed and active member of that group, giving her time to raise community awareness about Domestic Violence and bring hope to other survivors in Sonoma County. On top of her involvement with VOICES, Sarah is a veterinarian and the CEO of non-profit Ruthless Kindness, serving domestic violence victims and their pets. We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with Ruthless Kindness! Learn more here: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/sebastopol-veterinarians-help-victims-of-domestic-violence-stay-with-their/?sba=AAS

Founded last year, Ruthless Kindness provides vaccinations and other care to get animals into abuse and homeless shelters with their owners.

Happy International Women’s Day! We celebrate and honor the many who have gone before us to make it possible to do the w...
03/09/2021

Happy International Women’s Day! We celebrate and honor the many who have gone before us to make it possible to do the work of eliminating gender-based violence.

Happy International Women’s Day! We celebrate and honor the many who have gone before us to make it possible to do the work of eliminating gender-based violence.

We are looking for a social media intern to manage and create content for our social media feeds, newsletter, and websit...
02/27/2021

We are looking for a social media intern to manage and create content for our social media feeds, newsletter, and website! Interested and want to learn more? Contact us at [email protected]!

We are looking for a social media intern to manage and create content for our social media feeds, newsletter, and website! Interested and want to learn more? Contact us at [email protected]!

Join the Sonoma County Human Trafficking Task Force on March 10th from 7:00-8:15 p.m. for a free video screening and pan...
02/26/2021

Join the Sonoma County Human Trafficking Task Force on March 10th from 7:00-8:15 p.m. for a free video screening and panel discussion featuring two local survivors of human trafficking. Together, we can shed light on this important issue and work to bring an end to human trafficking in Sonoma County. Visit the following link to learn more and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-survivors-of-human-trafficking-video-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-141601821861?aff=esfb&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=fb&utm-term=checkoutwidget&fbclid=IwAR2N9GxK069_DI1GaG7bBjOH8QNSULstk64rYu8Ok9SalMZ4gO7_CCRplEM

Join the Sonoma County Human Trafficking Task Force on March 10th from 7:00-8:15 p.m. for a free video screening and panel discussion featuring two local survivors of human trafficking. Together, we can shed light on this important issue and work to bring an end to human trafficking in Sonoma County. Visit the following link to learn more and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-survivors-of-human-trafficking-video-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-141601821861?aff=esfb&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=fb&utm-term=checkoutwidget&fbclid=IwAR2N9GxK069_DI1GaG7bBjOH8QNSULstk64rYu8Ok9SalMZ4gO7_CCRplEM

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about teen dating violence.#KnowY...
02/23/2021

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about teen dating violence.
#KnowYourWorth. Everyone deserves a healthy relationship! If you or someone you know is a victim, please call 707-565-8255 Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm for free and confidential services. #TDVAM

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about teen dating violence.
#KnowYourWorth. Everyone deserves a healthy relationship! If you or someone you know is a victim, please call 707-565-8255 Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm for free and confidential services. #TDVAM

❤️ to the advocates and staff who tirelessly work to create a safer, more peaceful world.  ❤️ to the Survivors, who teac...
02/14/2021

❤️ to the advocates and staff who tirelessly work to create a safer, more peaceful world.
❤️ to the Survivors, who teach us more about strength and beauty than they’ll ever know.

❤️ to the advocates and staff who tirelessly work to create a safer, more peaceful world.
❤️ to the Survivors, who teach us more about strength and beauty than they’ll ever know.

✨Black Survivors are magic and deserve to be heard and validated. The FJCSC wants to hear your voice! We are doing a dee...
02/03/2021

✨Black Survivors are magic and deserve to be heard and validated. The FJCSC wants to hear your voice! We are doing a deep dive into the research around race-based trauma, but do not want to move too far forward without hearing directly from BIPOC survivors, as we believe YOU are the experts. So, we have created a questionnaire that can be answered via Survey Monkey or a written survey mailed with a pre-stamped envelope, a 1 on 1 phone call, or a Zoom-based Focus Group. Everyone who contributes will receive a $30 Visa Gift Card. Are you interested in sharing your unique perspective and insight? DM us or email Kelsey at [email protected] for more information. ✨

✨Black Survivors are magic and deserve to be heard and validated. The FJCSC wants to hear your voice! We are doing a deep dive into the research around race-based trauma, but do not want to move too far forward without hearing directly from BIPOC survivors, as we believe YOU are the experts. So, we have created a questionnaire that can be answered via Survey Monkey or a written survey mailed with a pre-stamped envelope, a 1 on 1 phone call, or a Zoom-based Focus Group. Everyone who contributes will receive a $30 Visa Gift Card. Are you interested in sharing your unique perspective and insight? DM us or email Kelsey at [email protected] for more information. ✨

February is Black History Month, and the 2021 theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Dignity”. The FJC...
02/02/2021

February is Black History Month, and the 2021 theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Dignity”. The FJCSC is committed to the work of advancing health, dignity, and safety in all families, yet recognize that Black survivors have been too often underrepresented in service delivery. This month and all months, we commit to celebrating and learning more about Blackness, and elevating the voices of those who have built the anti-violence movement that we champion. Happy Black History Month!

February is Black History Month, and the 2021 theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Dignity”. The FJCSC is committed to the work of advancing health, dignity, and safety in all families, yet recognize that Black survivors have been too often underrepresented in service delivery. This month and all months, we commit to celebrating and learning more about Blackness, and elevating the voices of those who have built the anti-violence movement that we champion. Happy Black History Month!

January is human trafficking awareness month. Help us end human trafficking!
01/19/2021
Close to Home: End the nightmare of human trafficking

January is human trafficking awareness month. Help us end human trafficking!

This January marks 11 years since President Barack Obama first declared the month of January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Join us next Friday, January 22nd at 3:00 p.m. for a Human Trafficking 101 presentation by @ourverity Lead Human Traffic...
01/14/2021

Join us next Friday, January 22nd at 3:00 p.m. for a Human Trafficking 101 presentation by @ourverity Lead Human Trafficking Advocate and a local survivor. If you are interested, message us for the Zoom link!

Repost from @healingfromptsd Wr wholeheartedly agree with these ideas and want to partner with you in your healing journ...
01/04/2021

Repost from @healingfromptsd Wr wholeheartedly agree with these ideas and want to partner with you in your healing journey. To talk about healing resources available to you in the community (like therapy, support groups, distance Reiki, a survivor advocacy group) call us at (707) 565-8255.

We are hard at work putting the final pieces together for our first-ever virtual fundraiser and silent auction, "Hope Is...
12/11/2020

We are hard at work putting the final pieces together for our first-ever virtual fundraiser and silent auction, "Hope Is Not Cancelled" tonight! Join us at 5:00 p.m. either on Facebook Live or at our event website https://fjcsonomacounty.cbo.io to be a Hope-Giver to those we serve in our community.

See you soon!

The Family Justice Center Sonoma County is delighted to announce that Marsha Lucien has been selected as the new Executi...
12/02/2020

The Family Justice Center Sonoma County is delighted to announce that Marsha Lucien has been selected as the new Executive Director for the Family Justice Center of Sonoma County, effective December 1, 2020.

District Attorney Ravitch stated “I am thrilled that we have found someone with the enthusiasm and the depth of experience and knowledge that Marsha brings to this position.”

Ms. Lucien holds a Master of Business Administration and a BS in Business Administration. She was formerly a Division Director for Volunteers of America Northern California/Northern Nevada from 2012 until accepting this position. She has also worked with non-profit organizations serving the veteran community and served as a probation officer with the counties of Solano and Alameda. Ms. Lucien has extensive experience in trauma informed care, administration of collaborative programs, fundraising and grant writing.

Caroline Fowler, the President of the Family Justice Center Foundation Board stated “The board is very excited to welcome Marsha as our new Executive Director and look forward to working with her to continue and grow the services provided at the Family Justice Center.”

The Family Justice Center is holding a Virtual Fundraiser, “Hope is Not Cancelled” on December 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. during which Ms. Lucien will be “virtually “ introduced to the community. To sign up to participate in the event and silent auction go to: https://fjcsonomacounty.cbo.io starting December 7, 2020.

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2755 Mendocino Ave, Ste 100
Santa Rosa, CA
95403

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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

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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

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Hello my name is George lopez and I am having a problem with these native American Indians in the sonoma County surrounding areas I was at gratin casino in 2015 and begin to start hearing voices and all these black guys kept on trying to charge at me for no reason at all I later was arrested for under the influnance and taken to the sonoma County jail when I was there the co's started making comments about me becoming the biggest snitch ever and they kept on saying things like that and mistreating I am mentally disable bipolar and while there I heard my brothers voice coming from a cell where there was no body in that cell officer mullins was communicating with that voice and even turned his computer screen around and asked which one and my brothers voice said anyone and they was talking about a murder in San Diego also my cousin kristen lawson who is from Santa Rosa ca might be using Mary lawson vana parish lawson or Janet lopez as an aka is still alive she is telling people she died this person walked into booking with a box of paperwork and talked to a female that was arrested recently and took a ring away from her and said it was reported stolen she isn't my mom's caretaker so I don't know why she said she was she never gave the rung back to my mom Janet lopez she isn't a peace officer so how could the sonoma County sheriff's office let her just walk into the jail like that ever since then I been having problems arrest after arrest they took me to the hosipal later on that night and said I was been taking there for irradically heart beat once there they never took any type of x rays or anything for a heart problem yesterday these people will not stop I hear them all day long in my head and these people are able to come where I am at using the dead in spirit so you xan't see these people they attach to the sheriff and police to make them arrested people and set them up they use the homeless people commit crimes using a Satan eligion they also killed an nd kidnapped my native American Indian religion now my family religion will not go on because of these people demonized they made a false police report yesterday stating that I threatened Richard lawson and the sonoma County Indian health staff I wrote on Facebook for these people to stop because they had this old man following making gestures with his hands I turned off my location on my phone and no one knows where I live but yet I hear kristen lawson voice and Rachel santos Bobbie pinola Richard lawson voice coming from a area on my yard where there isn't anyone standing physically they said I wished for my mom's death so they prayed for I am afraid for my life and fear for my son life and 4 year old grand daughter life they always say they killed my son or grand daughter kristen lawson thinks it is funny how and where she learned these type of things I don't know because my family don't do such things they are able to touch people and get passwords bank account info and see all of you guys naked
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:
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