Family Justice Center (FJC)

Location and Hours

989 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA

9am-5pm Monday-Friday (FJC, hours for partner organizations may vary).

Appointments are available for after-hours appointment.


About the Center

The Family Justice Center (FJC) is part of the Boston Public Health Commission. It provides services to victims of abuse and assault, and their families, through nonprofit and government agencies. The FJC is also an initiative of the Mayor’s Office and the Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, and the Family Justice Division of the Boston Police Department. The center provides services to all survivors regardless of their immigration status, race, sex or orientation.

The center provides a wide range of services free of charge, childcare during visits, and no is appointment necessary for services. The FJC also provides 24-hour domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse resources.

To provide survivors the tools needed to start over, The FJC provides health and professional development services. In addition to providing a safe space for to talk about your experiences, the center also helps victims learn about their options. The FJC can help victims navigate the legal system and inform them of their rights. Partners at the FJC can conduct interviews, medical exams and provide counseling to survivors. Partners will also offer legal aid, advocacy and help with obtaining financial assistance in order to ensure that survivors are able to remain in a safe, stable environment. The FJC also works to to implement violence prevention services in the community to ensure that services are accessible to all.

Partner Organizations

Advocacy and Counseling

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence 

Association of Haitian Women in Boston/ Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nan Boston (AFAB) 

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Casa Myrna Vazquez

Eva Center

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (GLBTQ) 

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) 

The Network/La Red 

My Life My Choice

Civil Legal Assistance

      GLBT Domestic Violence Attorney Program

Children’s and Youth Services

Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County

Child Witness to Violence Project of Boston Medical Center

MA Department of Children and Families

MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 

MA Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (PediSANE) 

The Trauma Center at JRI 

Boston Police Department/ Family Justice Group

      Crimes Against Children Unit (CACU)

Domestic Violence Unit (DVU)

Human Trafficking Unit (HTU)

Sexual Assault Unit (SAU)

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

Other Supportive Services

Dress for Success Boston

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