Solano County’s Office of Family Violence Prevention has been awarded a $300,000 grant to support staffing of the Solano Family Justice Center.
The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women continues federal funding to support the Solano Family Justice Center project. In 2010, the county received $900,000 to establish a family justice center and operate associated programs.
"This funding is critical to our ability to continue to provide comprehensive services to victims, survivors and their families," said Carolyn Wold of the Office of Family Violence Prevention.
Funding from this grant will support services provided by confidential domestic violence advocates from LIFT3 Support Group and Domestic Violence Shelter, a primary partner at the Solano Family Justice Center. Additionally, this funding will support the coordination of services at the Family Justice Center including access to much-needed services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and elder abuse.
In February 2011, the Solano Family Justice Center began operating under the auspices of the Solano County District Attorney and is located on the fourth floor of the County Administration Center, 675 Texas St. in Fairfield.
The Solano Family Justice Center provides the following on-site services:
- Confidential and non-confidential victim advocacy
- Court accompaniment
- Victim empowerment assistance
- Emergency services referral
- Victim/Witness assistance
- Resource referrals
- Access to domestic violence crisis shelter, domestic violence transitional shelter and counseling
"The Family Justice Center offers victims of child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and sexual assault an opportunity to build hope and new futures," said Lisa Chavez, SFJC coordinator.
People in need of direct services as a result of domestic and/or family violence, can call speak to a social worker at 784-7683 or 784-6829 or go to www.solanocounty.com/stoptheviolence.
Appointments are encouraged, but drop-ins are welcomed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday