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Stories of Interest

Elder Abuse During COVID-19 Nov 10, 2020

On October 22, 2020, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Alameda County Family Violence Council held a panel discussion on the many ways Elders and Dependent Adults are being effected during COVID-19. The panelists were Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Briggitte Lowe, Executive Director of Legal Assistance for Seniors James Treggiari, Executive Director of Ombudsman Services Nicole Howell, and Program Manager, Alameda County Division of Aging and Adult Protection Vanessa Baker.

The robust discussion was moderated by the Honorable Victor A. Rodriguez, Alameda County Superior Court Judge. The Alameda County Family Justice Center remains open M-F 8:30-5pm to assist those in need of help. (510) 267-8800.

View the video here.

A Peaceful Use for AR-15s Feb 16, 2018

Alameda County District Attorney Calls for Artists to Collaborate in New Program:

“Art of Peace - Alameda County” (Read Fast Company's news story 2/25/18)

Alameda County Based Artists Asked to Submit Proposals

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, in partnership with The Robby Poblete Foundation is proud to announce a groundbreaking new project entitled “The Art of Peace - Alameda County.” This collaborative effort will engage local artists to create three dimensional art pieces out of the remains of dismantled firearms.

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Director Cherri Allison Interview Sep 19, 2017

Our Executive Director Cherri Allison was recently interviewed for a Podcast called Change Agent. Change Agent is a great podcast dedicated to conversations with innovators and creative leaders in the field of Family Violence Prevention and Advocacy. This season includes six interviews with social entrepreneurs from various backgrounds in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cherri's interview kicks off the season.

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...