When cases get to our courtroom, we generally see unwillingness of victims to participate. We know they are frustrated with the system. Our frustration is we see the same families repeatedly and it’s heartbreaking. If the community could all come together at a Family Justice Center, we could save time and greatly reduce the number of continuances in court.
The Ventura County Family Justice Center is a welcoming community that empowers and supports survivors of all ages and their families, through comprehensive, holistic services that focus on the whole person. Our collaborative approach creates a safe space where we use strength-based practices to end abuse and exploitation, pursue justice, and create pathways to hope.