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Lyft and Alameda DA’s Office Partner to Provide Free Rides to and from FJC Jun 15, 2020

The District Attorney’s Office and Lyft have teamed up to provide access to transportation for victims and survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, elder abuse, and sexual assault with rides to and from the Family Justice Center. The transportation network company will provide access to free rides to those in need of transportation to and from the Center where they will receive vital help and resources.

“We are extremely grateful to Lyft. It takes a company with compassion and a vision to make available this type of community service,” says DA O’Malley. “The services provided at the Family Justice Center are life-changing for many of the victims and survivors who we work with. Access is key, and this partnership will ensure that anyone who needs us has a secure mode of transportation to and from the Center.”

“We want to fill mobility needs for those who need it most and we thank District Attorney O'Malley for her leadership in finding ways to help survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence get to secure locations, like the Alameda County Family Justice Center” said Traci Lee, Senior Public Policy Manager, Lyft. “By working together with leaders like DA O'Malley, we can continue to activate LyftUp and provide transportation access to those who need it.”

The Alameda County Family Justice Center is made up of over 30 onsite and over 50 offsite agencies and programs that provide services and support to individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, and stalking. It is located at 470 27th Street in Oakland.

In order to access the ride from Lyft:

Call 510 267-8800 to reach a navigator at the Family Justice Center. The navigators have the codes from Lyft and will either make the code available or arrange for the ride.

FAQs Regarding Domestic Violence May 20, 2020

Protecting survivors of domestic and interpersonal violence or abuse during shelter in place.

In response to the current pandemic of novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), on March 16, 2020, the Alameda County Public Health Department issued a Shelter-In-Place Order requiring Alameda County residents, including the residents of Oakland, to remain in their homes except for certain designated exceptions; the Department has since extended shelter-in-place requirements through May 3, 2020.

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ACFJC Open to Serve Needs of Victims and Survivors Mar 27, 2020

The Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm. ACFJC staff are working to address critical needs of clients. On site staffing includes but is not limited to district attorneys, claims specialists, victim/witness advocates, navigators, and partner agencies.

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STEP-UP Apr 12, 2019

Five Alameda County Family Justice Center Clients Will Be Graduating From Rising Sun Energy Program

Five ACFJC Step-Up alums graduated from the Rising Sun Building Trades Program. Our graduates, Alexis Johnson, Junuen Ruiz, Salema Finau-Faafiti, Arika Rivera, and Bridget Uzoew, have worked in the classroom and in the field over the past several weeks to successfully complete the construction apprenticeship readiness program, overcoming significant barriers to do so. Each graduate has earned her Multi-Craft Core Curriculum Certificate, First Aid/CPR Certification, and OSHA 10 Certification, which will give them a leg up in entering a union career in the building trades.

Step-Up Reunion Oct 3, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our very first Step-Up Reunion. It was full of laughter, camaraderie, food, prizes, presents and kids. There were graduates from each class in attendance. The joy was palpable and having so many of you share you stories made the event a HUGE SUCCESS.

We are family.

A special thanks to 1st United Credit Union and Patelco Credit Union who attended the event. You are Step-Up family and you have been so good to us. Seeing that many graduates in the same room at the same time was overwhelming. To see all the work that we have done in the last two years was amazing. Seeing the program fully bloom was wonderful.

Newsletter - April 2017 Apr 12, 2017

We've just released the April addition of the Alameda County Family Justice Center's newsletter.

This issue includes:
P.U.L.S.E. - Pop Up Library Services for Everyone
Upcoming event - Celebrate Children and Books (Dio de Los Ninos) on April 25th
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Trauma Recovery Center Mar 9, 2017

The Alameda County Family Justice Center is a Trauma Recover Center.

We are excited to announce that the Alameda County Family Justice Center is designated as a Trauma Recovery Center (TRC). TRCs consists of a multidisciplinary staff or clinicians including licensed psychiatrists, psychologist and social workers who provide services, including but not limited to, all of the following resources, treatments, and recovery services to crime victims: mental health treatment services; assertive community-based outreach; clinical case management; coordination of care among medical and mental health care providers; and services to family members and loved ones of homicide victims. Through a grant from California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and in Partnership with La Familia Counseling we are thrilled to be offering this service to our ACFJC clients.

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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.

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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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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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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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.

DA’s Office Wins CSAC Merit Award Nov 1, 2014

The District Attorney's Youth Empowerment Program located at the Family Justice Center was awarded the Children and Youth 2014 Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties. This program offers integrated and harmonious services to children who have been exposed to or are victims of family violence.

The combination of a safe and nurturing play space, access to a County Library, onsite tutoring and an opportunity to attend summer camp is an innovative way to ensure children of all ages have the opportunity to thrive.