Services at the FJC

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Community Advocacy: Providing onsite crisis intervention services on a drop-in basis in a welcoming environment. Survivors meet with a trained advocate to develop safety plans, receive domestic violence education and identify options to connect to other services at the FJC and in the community.  Also serving friends and family members of victims, this program provides domestic violence education and tools to support and increase their loved ones’ ability to effectively safety plan and access continued services and care.

Protection Order Program: Working one-on-one with advocates, survivors are able to file for a domestic violence protection order at the Family Justice Center and understand how to incorporate it into their larger safety plan.  This program also provides court support at Domestic Violence Protection Order Court and assists survivors in coordinating the service of orders. Also available is free sign up for Savin, a free program that will automatically notify a petitioner when the opposing party is served their protection order.

Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline:  Trained advocates and volunteers assist survivors, community members and other professional callers with safety planning, domestic violence education and referrals, increasing access to information and knowledge in our community.

Counseling and Support Group:  Survivors are provided ongoing care in their journey of healing through support groups and one-on-one counseling.  The FJC, in partnership with Catherine Place, helps to support the only ongoing domestic violence support group for Spanish speaking survivors in Pierce County.

Financial Services: Providing direct onsite access to safety net services including Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Child Support. The Financial Services program provides education on survivors’ rights and provides direct connections to specialists in the field. 

Criminal Justice Services: Victims of Domestic violence can access the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Domestic Violence Division, both misdemeanor and felony, as well as Pierce County Sheriff Department's Domestic Violence Unit.