A local steering committee charged with coordinating the opening of a family justice center in central Contra Costa County is convening community leaders and partners to form work groups and set the direction of the center, the City of Concord announced today.
The following information is from the City of Concord:
The new Central County Family Justice Center project involves a coordination of services from a number of public safety and support services agencies and public and private entities. Partners include police officers, prosecutors, social services and community-based advocates.
The family justice center model is an innovative new strategy of delivering a broad array of services to victims of family violence. The center will provide a safe location where law enforcement officials, legal service providers, victim advocates and community providers can work together, under one roof, supporting victims and their needs across a continuum of care.
The two-day planning session will be held at Centre Concord on March 4th and 5th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. All professionals, community, and business members who are interested in participating in the planning sessions are encouraged to contact Concord Police Chief Guy Swanger at (925) 671-3194. Those who cannot attend both days are encouraged to stop by either day and provide vital input into this important effort.