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2016

KidZone Holiday Celebration Dec 12, 2016

he ACFJC KidZone Children & Youth Program presents…

A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

Please join us in celebrating the holidays. Every child will receive a gift from the Alameda County Family Justice Center. Enjoy Snacks, play games and have lots of fun.

When: Friday, December 16, 2016

Time: 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

Where: ACFJC 2nd Floor Conference Room

Please RSVP to Blanca in KidZone by Monday, December 7, 2015

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Calendar of Events Oct 4, 2016

October 1

Tri-Valley Haven invites you to their annual Pace for Peace 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run. Event begins 8am
(come early to check-in) Near Downtown Livermore: 3663 Pacific Ave Livermore, CA 94550.
For more information and to register, please visit www.trivalleyhaven.org.

October 6

Men Creating Peace invites you to dine-in or take-out at California Pizza Kitchen in Emeryville, either for
lunch, dinner, or to-go. 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Men Creating Peace to help support all the
wonderful work we do. Men Creating Peace (MCP) is a non-profit men’s education program committed to
helping men age 16 and older restore connections to themselves, their intimate partners, their families and
their communities. www.mencreatingpeace.org

October 14

BAWAR invites you to join them for their 5th Annual Gala to benefit Latino Survivors of Sexual Assault. There
will be a three course dinner, entertainment, raffles and a live auction.
Location: the Golden Peacock 24989 Santa Clara Street, Hayward, CA 94544.
Time: 5pm-12:30am.
For more information please email Kristina@bawar.org.

October 19

A Celebration of Collaboration. The Alameda County Family Justice Center invites you to A Celebration of
Collaboration. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is Intense. Let’s Break Bread and Together Celebrate the
Work We Do. It’s BBQ Time!
When: Wednesday, October 19th 2016
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: Bosco’s Café (2nd Floor) of the Alameda County Family Justice Center 470-27th Street in Oakland.

October 21

Tri-Valley Haven will have a Candlelight Walk in Pleasanton. We will meet at 7:00 p.m. in civic Park at Main
Street and Bernal in Fremont. Candles are provided. For more information please visit their website at
www.trivalleyhaven.org.

Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women Presents: Through the Looking Glass: Uncovering
Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking. Event features: Documentary Film Presentation, Panel Discussion,
Volunteer Opportunities and Light Refreshments.
Event is from 6:30-9:30pm at Washington Hospital West 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA.
www.alamedaacws.org.

October 22

SAVE’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit. It’s called “Night Fever” and will have a fun 70s theme as a nod to our founding year – 1976. save-dv.org/you-can-help/attend-an-event

October 24

A Safe Place is hosting their 3rd Annual conference on October 24, 2016 and October 25, 2016. It will be held
at the California Endowment, 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607. Our focus this year is on "Strategies
to End Family Violence". www.asafeplacedvs.org.

Join Ruby’s Place for some bowling at the PLANK in Jack London Square Monday, October 24th, all day – for a
fundraiser for Ruby’s Place - we will receive 15% of all bowling and gaming revenue. For more information
please visit their website at www.rubysplace.org.

October 28

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 program includes speakers and the reading of names ceremony.
Location: Alameda County Administration Building Plaza, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA.
Resource tables open at 11:30am and the formal program is from 12:15pm-1:15pm.
Cost: FREE.
For more information please call (510) 267-8842 or email the Family Justice Center at info@acfjc.org.

November 5

Progressive Transitions invites you to Behind the Mask. Time: 6:00-10:30pm Cost: $75 per Ticket. Behind the
Masque is Progressive Transition(s) signature event that allows them to raise funds for our programs and
services. For more information please visit their website at progressivetransitions.org.

Download a PDF of the calendar.

DeafHope: Serving Hearing Impared Survivors Mar 14, 2016

In a recent article on the popular news site Oakland North, writer Erica Alvero explored the role of DeafHope (one of our community partners at the ACFJC) in serving the local hearing impaired community.

We thank Oakland North for taking the time to learn more about our organization and that of our valuable community partners.

Anti-violence Organization Serves Deaf Community Survivors

The main office of the Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) is quiet. Peaceful. At 11 o’clock in the morning, seven people—a few on their phones, a few sleeping—wait for their names to be called. A Disney Channel theme song bursts out of a cell phone in the hands of a little boy, briefly interrupting the room before his mother mutes the device. A large poster featuring two adolescent boys, one leaning against the other in a protective gesture, hangs above the room. The boy in front holds out his two hands, with words written on each palm: one reads “I have the right to protection” and the other “I have the right to be heard.”

The receptionist greets visitors, flipping seamlessly between Spanish and English, depending on the client or administrator’s need. Clients will go through a navigator, who speaks with them about what kind of help they are seeking, and send them to the appropriate department among the 35 organizations housed in the center, which support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, human trafficking, child abuse, elder abuse and stalking. Continue reading the article...

Marking International Women’s Day 2016 Mar 8, 2016

In honor of International Women's Day, our Executive Director Cherri Allison penned a short note to ACFJC supporters and the community about our personal as well as professional commitment to serving and empowering women.

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day.

While we celebrate the achievements of women around the globe let us also take time to reflect on the work that remains.

The Alameda County Family Justice Center joins all of our partners here and organizations around the world in honoring the progress women have made to close the economic, social justice and gender equity gaps. We also recognize there is still much work to be done in the field of violence against women, in a world where one in every three women will experience abuse in her lifetime.

On a personal note, let us remember all of the women that have gone before us, those generations still to come, and those women today that are marginalized and rendered voiceless, who do not have a seat at the leadership circle. Let us make room for those women and let us listen to their voices.

With your continued collaboration, partnership and support we will make a difference by providing life changing services to keep women and their families safe and the structure and community to assist women in reclaiming their power.

Cherri N. Allison, Esq.

Celebrating Women’s History Month Mar 8, 2016

In honor of Women's History Month in March, the Alameda County Family Justice Center is hosting the 'Women Celebrating Women' event.

The event takes place on Thursday, March 31st between 11am and 1pm.

There will be speakers, poets, and artists sharing their journeys in a welcoming environment with great food and music. Clients from ACFJC programs will also be displaying the vision boards they have created for their future lives.

We hope you can join us!


WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 2016

TIME: 11am until 1pm

WHERE: ACFJC, 470 27th Street, Oakland

9th Annual “One” Gala Feb 3, 2016

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, almost 300 people filled the grand ballroom at the Airport Hilton Oakland for the 9th Annual Gala for the Alameda County Family Justice Center. The event was well attended by local elected officials, judges, members of the Bar, business leaders and other supporters who gave generously to support the ACFJC’s significant work in the community.


Opening remarks were given by District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and US Congressman Eric Swalwell about the impact the ACFJC has for victims of violence in our community, and a short film highlighting the accomplishments of the center over the past decade was shown.

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