The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office has opened the doors of the new San Joaquin County Family Justice Center, with a grand opening celebration hosted on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10.
Located at 222 E. Weber Ave., First Floor, Stockton, this new space is an exciting expansion on what began in 2016. The Center has been a collaborative project of the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office and a variety of governmental and non-profit service providers of San Joaquin County. In partnership, these agencies have come together under one roof to create a “one-stop shop” for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, along with elder and dependent adult abuse. Through a single set of doors victims will find service providers ready to assist them to find healing and hope.
Included in the new Center, victims will find the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, Victim Witness, Stockton Police Department, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, Behavioral Health Services, Human Services Agency, Child Abuse Prevention Council, Women’s Center Youth and Family Services, County Office of Education, Department of Child Support Services; all agencies ready to work together to meet their needs.
The Center provides a streamlined process for victims to access the outstanding service providers within the community without the need to travel to multiple locations or tell their story multiple times.
The opening day events included comments from District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar and other dignitaries, a Grand Opening ribbon cutting, tours of the new space, and refreshments.