LOS ANGELES—The Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unveiled a new Family Justice Center facility on Thursday, January 11 dedicated to offering support services to domestic abuse victims.
According to a press release issued by the Mayor’s Office, the facility opened as a result of efforts between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Violence Intervention Program, the Los Angeles Police Department, and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.
The Family Justice Center, which is based at LAC+USC Medical Center, was created with the goal of providing a safe space for victims of abuse, sexual assault, and violence, while providing victims with the resources necessary to obtain legal, medical, and logistical services.
Per Supervisor Hilda Solis, the launch of the facility represents a significant milestone in her efforts to improve the health and wellness of Los Angeles County’s residents.
The multi-agency, multidisciplinary model upon which the Family Justice Center is founded upon enables it to provide streamlined, accessible service and ensure “effective, efficient outcomes.”
“Domestic violence destroys too many lives — and it often leaves victims afraid and confused, with nowhere to go,” Mayor Garcetti said in a statement. “Together with our County partners we have created this new Family Justice Center to give victims and their families the help and relief they deserve.”