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The Kern County Family Justice Center (FJC) is a unique and safe place where victims of domestic violence and their children are our highest priority. Through collaboration and coordinated services, the FJC and its partners are committed to providing the help needed to break the cycle of violence that so often damages and destroys families.
The Kern County Family Justice Center imagines a future in which all needs of victims are met, children are protected, violence fades, batterers are held accountable, and families heal and thrive. Our goal is to work together to support and empower victims so they understand that love shouldn’t hurt and they deserve a life free from abuse.
The Department of Justice has recognized Family Justice Centers as a best practice model for domestic violence intervention. The first Family Justice Center opened in San Diego, California in 2002. Since then, there are now over 130 Family Justice Centers in the United States and approximately 17 in California.
Some of the services that will be provided at the Kern County Family Justice Center include: advocacy, case management, restraining orders, counseling, legal assistance, Cal/Works and Cash Aid, law enforcement and prosecution, immigration assistance, safety planning, and child support services.
Our community partners include: Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Child Support Services, Dress for Success, Kern County Probation, and more.
If you would like to learn more about the Family Justice Center Project or how you can help, please feel free to contact us:Phone: (661) 868-8410Address: 2101 Oak StreetBakersfield, CA 93301Website: www.kernfjc.com
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