CONTRA COSTA FAMILY JUSTICE CENTERS:
Supporting the development of collaborative multi-service center(s) for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, stalking, and human trafficking and their families. Working face- to-face in the same location allows agencies to serve and advocate for clients quickly and directly; eliminates redundancies, improves coordination and helps people in crisis find hope, safety and healing through a single door. Contra Costa’s approach represents a new way of doing business in creating a violence-free future countywide. Zero Tolerance is developing the first regional approach and establishing Family Justice Centers (FJC) throughout the County. This work cuts across regional differences to support a connected model and is the first time in the nation that FJCs are networked and supported at a countywide level. www.cocofamilyjustice.org
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOMICIDE PREVENTION:
Integrating best practice DV homicide prevention model(s) into the County’s response system. Contra Costa is one of four locations selected by the Department of Justice to test promising approaches.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING AND MATERIALS:
Delivering interactive training and materials to criminal justice agencies spanning the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and elder abuse.
Bringing together dozens of diverse organizations to marshal their resources, support, and partnerships to address the specific needs of children and families impacted by early trauma. For more information visit www.familiesthrive.org.
JUSTICE AND LEGAL INTERVENTIONS:
Interrupting the escalation of violence by supporting justice and legal services; including Domestic Violence Court, restraining order clinics, system advocacy and crisis response protocols.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING COALITION:
Raising awareness about the impact of human trafficking, building capacity among public and private agencies to reach out to victims and provide access to services, and coordinating services, policies and protocols. For more information visit www.contracostacoalition.org.