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2015

2015 Day of Remembrance Oct 16, 2015

On Friday, 30 October, 2015, the DA's Office and the Alameda County Family Justice Center will celebrate the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the 13th Annual Day of Remembrance.

The event honors victims who have died at the hands of their intimate partners, celebrates those who have survived, and connects those who work with victims of domestic violence. During the ceremony, a survivor will tell their story, and the names of those murdered by their domestic partners will be read and remembered.

We hope you will join us for the event to demonstrate domestic violence will not be tolerated in our society. We unite to say: #NoMore.

WHERE:

Alameda County Administration Building Plaza
1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612.

WHEN:

Formal program from 12:15pm to 1:15pm, with resource tables open from 11:30am.

COST:

Free.

For more information about the event, please contact the Alameda County Family Justice Center on (510) 267-8800.

2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Calendar of Events Sep 29, 2015

Each year during October, we honor the memory of those who have died as a result of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect those who work to end violence.

Below is a list of all of the events throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month hosted either by the Family Justice Center or one of our community partners. If you have an event to post here, please email us.

2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

October 2

SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) would like you to join them for breakfast at their 13th Annual Breakfast Eye Opener. Keynote Speaker: California State Senator Connie Leyva, author of SB 592 (Health Relationships and Safe Schools Act).

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Newark/Fremont, 39900 Balentine Drive, Newark, CA.
Time: 7:30am to 9am.
Cost: $75 per person.
Register: http://save-dv.org/you-can-help/breakfast-eye-opener/.
More information: please call (510) 574-2250.

October 3

Tri-Valley Haven invites you to their annual Pace for Peace 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run. Spend the first Saturday of the month in Livermore's beautiful vineyards! Pace For Peace supports Tri-Valley Haven's vital services for survivors. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate.

Location: Near Downtown Livermore at 3663 Pacific Ave Livermore, CA 94550.
Time: Event begins 8am (please come early to check-in).
More information: please visit trivalleyhaven.org.

October 4

DeafHope invites you to their Annual Tea Party. Help support DeafHope and all the great work they do for our hearing-impared victims by attending their annual Tea Party.

Location: Wedgewood Banquet, 10051 Doolittle Drive, Oakland, CA.
Time: 12pm to 4pm.
Cost: $75 per person.
More information: please visit the DeafHope website.

October 8

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is hosting the Fourth Annual Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse Investigations Training called “The Harsh Reality of Vulnerability: Frauds, Physical Abuse & Mental Health Issues”. The deadline for registering is October 1.

Location: San Leandro Public Library (Estudillo Room), 300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA.
Time: 8:30am to 1:30pm.
More information: contact Deputy District Attorney Cheryl Poncini (Elder Protection Unit) on (510) 268-7554 or by email.

October 10

BAWAR invites you to join them for their 4th Annual Gala to benefit Latino Survivors of Sexual Assault. There will be a buffet dinner, with entertainment, raffles, and a silent auction.

Location: One E Entertainment, 200 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA.
Time: 6pm - 1:45am.
Cost: $25 per person
More information: please visit BAWAR website or contact us by email.

October 23

(1) Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area invites all golfers to play in their 3rd Annual Chasing the Rock for Kids Charity Golf Tournament. This year all proceeds benefit Alameda County Family Justice Center.

Location: Las Positas Golf Course.
Time: 12:30pm start with many fun activities and prizes. Dinner follows.
More Information: Please visit our website for more information and to register.

(2) DeafHope is hosting a workshop called 'Enough is Enough'. Part 1 focuses on 'Captioning: your rights and advocacy' with the second part being held on November 6.

Location: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA.
Time: 10am - 3pm.
More information: please visit the Deaf Hope website.

(3) A Safe Place and IDVAAC present the National Domestic Violence Conference on Mental Health, Trauma and Domestic Violence. National and local leaders will present evidence-based models for mental health professionals, faith based-leaders, domestic violence and community advocates working to address domestic violence.

Location: California Endowment, 1111 Broadway 7th Floor, Oakland, CA, 94607.
Time: 9am - 3:30pm.
Registration: Earlybird special $65 (before October 9), regular price $75.
More information: please visit the A Safe Place website.

October 30

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Alameda County Family Justice Center invite you to join them in commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month with A Day of Remembrance. Event begins with a Children’s Art Exhibit, and the formal programs includes speakers with the reading of names ceremony.

Location: Alameda County Administration Building Plaza, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA.
Time: Formal program from 12:15pm to 1:15pm, with resource tables open from 11:30am.
Cost: FREE.
More information: (510) 267-8800 or email us.

November 7

Progressive Transition(s), Inc. invites you to their Shining the Light Benefit, an evening bringing people together to shine the light on violence against women. There will be Art, Music, Spoken Word, Silent Auction, Raffle, and more.

Location: Z Café & Bar, 2735 Broadway, Oakland CA."Time: From 5pm.
Cost: $50 per person.
More information: (510) 917-0666 or visit the Progressive Transition(s) website.

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ACFJC Executive Director Cherri Allison wins Prestigious Award Sep 21, 2015

The Executive Director of our Alameda County Family Justice Center, Cherri Allison, recently received an honor of great magnitude when she was named a winner of the American Bar Association's 20/20 Vision Award.

Recipients of the 20/20 Vision Award are pioneers who have mobilized the legal profession against domestic and sexual violence. In their unique way, each recipient created, supported, advanced and/or advocated for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, and have also worked to change society and in making justice accessible for victims.

“To be recognized by the American Bar Association and receive this award was an incredible honor and am very thankful that my work with victims of domestic violence has made a difference,” said Ms Allison.

“I am also grateful that every single day, I have a chance to continue to refine and improve services for victims of domestic violence, stalking and abuse at the Alameda County Family Justice Center. The ACFJC has recently celebrated ten years serving victims of domestic violence in our County, and we have plenty more planned for the next ten years to serve those in need.”

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Rock for Kids Golf Tournament Aug 3, 2015

Argosy University’s 3rd Annual Chasing the Rock for Kids Golf Tournament

Please join us October 23rd for Argosy University’s 3rd Annual Chasing the Rock for Kids Golf Tournament in Livermore. All proceeds support ACFJC children’s programs. We had a great time last year and look forward to seeing you there.

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Watch our Short Film: ’ACFJC Turns 10!’ Jul 21, 2015

The Alameda County Family Justice Center recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary, and we produced a short film in of the event, 'The ACFJC Turns 10!'.

The film celebrates our center's decade-long history, from inception to our successful current programs as well as also discussing the path for our future endeavors.

Featured in the short film are the ACFJC's founder, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, and ACFJC Executive Director Cherri Allison and some of the graduates of our sucessful El Cafecito group, a women's empowerment group for Spanish speakers.

The ACFJC Celebrates a Decade Serving Victims Jul 14, 2015

On June 30, 2015, the Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) celebrated ten years helping victims of crime in Alameda County by hosting an Open House for the community. Hundreds of people came out in support of the positive role the Center has played in our community and they enjoyed a BBQ lunch and guided tours of the facilities.

The founder of the ACFJC, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, spoke of the inspiration behind establishing the center. “Back in 2003, I performed a needs assessment of the services available to, for example, a female victim of domestic violence with two children in Alameda County. I found that she would potentially need to visit over 25 different sites to access all the services that she required for herself and her family,” DA O’Malley said.

“This status quo was further victimizing these victims. So I decided to change this by establishing a center that housed an abundance of allied health, legal, psychological and other support services in one, easily accessed location. And in 2005, the Alameda County Family Justice Center became a reality, making it much easier for victims of crime to seek the help they need,” said DA O’Malley.

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The ACFJC is Turning 10! Jun 16, 2015

We are proud to announce the Alameda County Family Justice Center is turning 10!

We invite you to come celebrate this momentous achievement with us at our 10th Anniversary free Open House on Tuesday, June 30.

For the past decade, the Alameda County Family Justice Center is proud to have served thousands of crime victims and has helped these families create brighter and safer futures. The ACFJC serves as a national model and training center, guiding other centers around the US through the coordinated response model as well as best practices. Recently, the ACFJC was also selected as one of only 20 programs in the nation for their excellence in support of the Violence Against Women Act.

WHAT:
10th Anniversary free Open House

WHEN:
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
10am - 6pm (with free BBQ from 11am - 2pm, and official ceremonies 12:30pm - 1pm)

WHERE:
Alameda County Family Justice Center
470 27th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

We invite you to come see for yourself all of the great work we have already accomplished and also what we hope to achieve in the next ten years and beyond!

ACFJC Commended by DOJ for Helping & Protecting Women and Children May 29, 2015

Recently, a delegation from the Department of Justice - Office of Violence Against Women visited the Alameda County Family Justice Center to acknowledge and commend the considerable inroads the ACFJC has made in coordinating the response to violence against women in our region. The visit was in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act and part of a national tour of outstanding facilities making a difference in the lives of women.

The group, led by Principal Deputy Director Bea Hanson, saw first-hand why the ACFJC is a model for excellence for centers around the nation. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and ACFJC Executive Director Cherri Allison led the delegation on a tour of the ACFJC facility, introducing our service partners and demonstrating the specific ways in which we serve victims of crime.


L-R: ACFJC Executive Director Cherri Allison, DA Nancy O'Malley, DOJ-OVW Principal Deputy Director Bea Hanson, DOJ-OVW Confidential Assistant Carla Bernal, DOJ-OVW Deputy for Policy Rosie Hidalgo.

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Coordinating Services Can Save Lives! May 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015
9am to 4:30pm

Alameda County’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Presents:
Coordinating Services Can Save Lives!

The California Endowment Center
111 Broadway, Oakland

Please join us and learn how the Alameda County’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT) assists local agencies in identifying and reviewing domestic violence deaths, including homicides and suicides, and facilitates communication among the various agencies involved in domestic violence cases.

Registration information to follow

Argosy University’s 3rd Annual Chasing the Rock for Kids Golf Tournament May 29, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Las Positas Golf Course, Livermore
Noon start

All proceeds benefit ACFJC Children’s Programs

The 2014 tournament, last October at Tilden Golf Course in Berkeley, hosted 60 golfers who participated in many fun activities, a wine raffle and a buffet lunch. The highlight of the day was the presentation of a $25,000 scholarship to an ACFJC client.

For more information about the upcoming tournament this October, including sponsorship, please contact Michael Toliver at (510) 217-4728. Online registration information will be available soon.

Faith Matters May 20, 2015

June 3, 2015

Please join us for the Interfaith Initiative Pilot Program (IIPP) Open House on June 3, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm. The IIPP provides therapeutic counseling and spiritual support to victims of domestic violence and connects victims to our network of Temples, Mosques, Synagogues, and other spiritual meeting places to ensure continued spiritual support.

  • Tour the ACFJC
  • Discover services available to victims of domestic violence and other forms of intimate partner violence
  • Learn about IIPP
  • Register to receive domestic violence awareness training designed to support victims, hold abusers accountable and create a prevention strategy

ACFJC
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Free 2-hour street parking

For more information please contact Will Yancy at: (510) 504-0648

2015 National Crime Victims’ week recap Apr 30, 2015

In celebration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, the DA's Office held numerous community forums at universities, senior centers, places of worship and disability centers around the county. Our staff focused on providing the community with information about the services available to victims of crime in Alameda County.

Representatives from the DA's Office, the ACFJC, as well as victim advocates and claim specialists were present at each of the venues to answer questions and provide information to members of our communities regarding victims' rights and resources.


Safety Cards distributed at the various community events during NCVW.

For further information about how the DA's Office Victim-Witness Assistance Division can help you, please watch our Public Service Announcement (PSA) or visit our website.