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City Of Concord Approves Funding For Family Justice Center


The City of Concord and the Family Justice Center of Contra Costa County have partnered together to provide “Sustainable Safety.” The Concord City Council renewed their commitment to provide funding in the amount of $115,00 for the Family Justice Center in the continued fight against interpersonal violence.

The Family Justice Center is celebrating 10 years of service with centers in Richmond, Concord, and Antioch. In 2020 they were able to provide safety to over 4,000 clients, a 13% increase from 2019. Families experiencing domestic abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking were able to find legal advice, emotional support, and hope for their futures.

Oftentimes abuse is within the home of families. For example, in almost 90% of elder abuse and neglect incidents, the perpetrator is a family member or other trusted individual. Women (26%) and men (15%) find themselves experiencing partner violence before the age of 18. The numbers are staggering however with partners like the City of Concord the work of fighting interpersonal violence is able to move forward.


On Saturday, May 22 the Family Justice Center will be hosting a virtual music and art festival, Building Safety Through Community. With featured speakers from the community, tv personalities, and Maria Jose Montijo as the featured artist they are aiming to raise enough funds to offer the continued services for their families.

With a mission to build a better community for all they are diligent in offering programs such as Success Academy for children, Healing Conversations Crisis Counseling, Navigators who are assisting those through the legal process, along with 25 workshops offered in 2020 just to name a few.


qwerty March 24, 2021 - 4:53 PM

I say, punch violence in the face.

Cellophane March 24, 2021 - 7:06 PM

The FMC is a great idea and a useful resource for our community.

I’ve always been perturbed by the way it was initially funded by a Soros-controlled foundation and an out-and-out money grab by Grayson.

Grayson’s only legacy.

He’s very proud of himself for what he put together.

With complete disregard for everyone and everything else he trampled on in the process.

Old Concordite March 24, 2021 - 10:54 PM

I wonder if the sitting District Attorney- Judge Becton, will support this endeavor? I think the chances are good, but is good for the community at large? Time will tell.

Steve March 25, 2021 - 11:14 AM

Go, Concord, Go.

Jeff (the other one?) March 25, 2021 - 8:56 PM

I read this as this is an abuse center. While I think these could be handled by Churches, and volunteer groups, I am supportive of providing solace and protection to these victims of abuse. I would like to see appropriate “penalties” meted out to said abusers, but we know the current temperature of the environment is to show sympathy to the criminal and no consequences are held. Some good old West justice is needed these days. You beat your wife, there is the right way to deal with it….a sex trafficker, that should be easy to manage, just not “correct” anymore.

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