All under one roof
Research has shown that survivors of family violence tend to underutilize formal support services due to issues with transportation, access to services and a lack of awareness of available resources. Here at Capital Area Family Justice Center, these services are coordinated at one location,
making it easier for women and their children to come and receive the support they desperately need.
If you need immediate assistance, please call the
24-hour Crisis Line: 225‑389‑3001,
Statewide Hotline: 1‑888‑411‑1333,
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1‑888‑373-7888.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
Just a few of the ways we serve survivors of domestic & dating violence, sexual assault & human trafficking:
During intake, survivors meet with a case manager to discuss their situation, and learn about CAFJC's services. A children's play area is also available.
A case manager connects survivors to services and community resources that help them increase their stability and heal as well as learn about safety planning.
Survivors meet with law enforcement to complete reports or to deliver supplemental evidence, and review pictures/injury documentation if necessary.
Through on-site partners, CAFJC provides various free legal services for survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
You are not alone.
Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning, strangling) by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
- Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetime.
- On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
We need the support of our community. Will you join us?