For release on October 19, 2015   CONTACT: Cindy Hendrickson Assistant District Attorney (408) 792-2551   CENTER TO HELP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS OPENS IN SAN JOSE   The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office officially opened its third Family Justice Center (FJC) this week, completing a goal to provide one-stop vital services for domestic violence victims from Gilroy to Palo Alto.

The San Jose FJC, opened in conjunction with Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), is open for all residents. An open house for the public is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at 749 Story Road in San Jose. District Attorney Jeff Rosen, and AACI President and CEO Michele Lew will speak, among others. The media is invited.

The three FJCs provide a multi-disciplinary, multilingual team of professionals who coordinate services to focus exclusively on victims of domestic violence by making services and resources available in one centralized location.

District Attorney Jeff Rosen said: “Providing convenience is the least we can do for victims. Our aim is to provide a safe sanctuary where victims are met by a caring and passionate team of experts to work together on everything from filing a restraining order to finding a safe, new home.”

At the San Jose FJC, victims are guided through the process by a multilingual advocate from Asian Women’s Home, the AACI domestic violence program. All Asian Women’s Home services are free, confidential, and provided in 14 languages and dialects, including a 24-hour crisis line; emergency shelter; assistance with restraining orders, immigration issues, social services, and medical care; individual therapy and support groups. The Center also provides access to an officer they can speak to about an abusive relationship and an on-site prosecutor to answer questions regarding protective orders or a status on the criminal case. In the same location, someone from the DA’s Victim Services Unit is there to help with court appearances, crisis counseling, victim compensation applications, and emergency aid such as shelter and medical care. A representative from Second Harvest can provide food services. An immigration attorney can help a victim apply for a VAWA, or U-Visa. A family law attorney is also available to discuss legal matters such as child custody, visitation, and divorce.

There are three convenient locations:

Family Justice Center – San Jose Family Justice Center – North County Family Justice Center – South County
AACI – Asian Americans
for Community Involvement
749 Story Road, Ste. 50
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 975-2739
OPEN ON THURSDAYS
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
YWCA Silicon Valley
298 S. Sunnyvale Ave., Ste. 105
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 749-0793
OPEN ON FRIDAYS
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Community Solutions
16264 Church St., #103
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 779-2113
OPEN ON WEDNESDAYS
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

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