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Essex County Family Justice Center  provides coordinated and confidential services to domestic violence victims and their children in one central, safe location.


Please join us:

In the Shadows No More: Understanding Intimate Partner Violence in African American Communities will be held  Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

To Register: Please Click Here to go to the Eventbrite site


Please join us for this ground breaking summit designed to review the findings of the NJ Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board’s 2013 Report, “Intimate Partner Violence in New Jersey’s African-American Community,” and to develop culturally specific solutions to reduce intimate partner homicide.

Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil organized by The Safe House and Rachel Coalition following the summit at 4 pm in the Robeson Center Plaza.

More information is available at the summit website -

If you have questions, please contact the Event Coordinator, Caryl A. Lucas at 973-685-5698 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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 Essex County Family Justice Center Grand Opening-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony October 26, 2011.


                                   "Workingtogether to make things better....              

                           Safety, Support, Dignity and Hope."

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Mary Houtsma, Executive Director ECFJC; Filepe Chavana Esq., Executive Director Essex-Newark Legal Services; Casey Gwinn, President, Family Justice Center Alliance.


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 Gael Strack Esq., CEO Family Justice Center Alliance and Mary Houtsma, Exec. Director Essex County Family Justice Center.