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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible for our services? Anyone that identifies as a victim or survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and/or human trafficking, their children, and non-offending family members.
  • Do I have to make an appointment? Even though we encourage appointments, we accept walk-ins Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • What do I need to bring to my appointment? All you really need to bring is yourself and anyone in your family who may also be in need of support or services. However, we encourage all clients to bring any information or documentation you have and can safely access, regarding any of your case(s) or the situation you are seeking help with. For example: police report numbers, court papers, cell phone records, medical records, etc.
  • Do I need to have a criminal court case or be court mandated to go to the Family Justice Center? No. Anyone who has experienced domestic, sexual or interpersonal violence can utilize services at the Center regardless of whether or not there may be a current or previous criminal case. Clients will meet with trained staff to discuss their current needs. 
  • Are there special safety precautions at the Family Justice Center? Yes. The Center ensures the safety of clients and staff at all times. All visitors must announce themselves and be cleared by staff to enter onto the gated premises as well as enter into the locked building. BRPD officers and EBRSO deputies are also onsite should they be needed. 
  • Can I bring my children with me? You may bring your children to the Center as we have specially designated areas where children can play while you receive services. However, we do not provide childcare or supervision. For younger children who need care, we suggest that you bring someone who can care for them. If you cannot find anyone to supervise your young children but have an urgent need, please do not let that deter you from coming in. We will try our best to accomodate you. 

If you have a question, please give us a call at (225) 239-7880, and we will be happy to assist you. 

*Please note that the Center does not provide services to family violence offenders