Richmond Standard: West County Family Justice Center

Tish GallegosIn the Media

After more than a decade in the making, West Contra Costa County’s first permanent one-stop center to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other abuse held its grand opening Thursday.

The West Contra Costa Family Justice Center at 256 24th St. is an all-inclusive resource for victims and their families, providing access to an array of social services and law enforcement assistance. Its newly renovated 7,200-square-foot facility replaces the temporary site at the Richmond Police Department substation at Hilltop Mall, which opened in 2011.

While in the past victims would have to travel to various locations around the county to tap various resources, the West County center includes those services in one spot and within walking distance of…

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