Monmouth County

Family Justice Center

Find the services you and your family need to become safe and secure—all in one place.

 

ABOUT

The Family Justice Center (FJC) model is recognized as a best practice in the field of domestic violence by the U.S. Department of Justice and New Jersey State Office of the Attorney General. The model is proven to save lives due to coordinated services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and human trafficking. The FJC provides victims and their families with crisis support, legal assistance and counseling services all in one safe place.

180 Turning Lives Around received seed funding through a grant from the organization Impact 100, Jersey Coast. Additionally, the Monmouth County Freeholders unanimously approved an agreement to provide space at no cost for the new center.

The Family Justice Center is located on the lower level of the Courthouse in L-49.  Appointments are not necessary.  All individuals seeking services will be screened by security personnel prior to entry, to ensure safety, and children are welcomed. Additional visits may be scheduled once we assess your needs and jointly plan for your services. We provide referrals to our partner organizations and supporting agencies and offer: individual and group counseling, linkages for employment services, food assistance, child care, housing and spiritual support. All FJC services are provided free of charge.

Domestic Violence: 180 Turning Lives Around will provide safety planning, access to community resources and emotional support. 180 staff will provide services such as counseling, access to emergency shelter, assistance at Family Court and the Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program for children.

Legal Assistance: The Monmouth County Prosecutors Office will investigate and prosecute the offender while linkages with local police departments will assist with criminal investigations and filing for restraining orders. South Jersey Legal Services have provided lawyers to offer legal assistance with restraining orders, housing and other family law matters.

Sexual Abuse and Human Trafficking: Counseling, safety planning and support for sexual assault survivors and victims of human trafficking are provided through our program at 180 Turning Lives Around.

180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. has partnered with members of the Monmouth County community to  establish the Family Justice Center. 180 Turning Lives Around will strive to provide victims and their families with the most optimal and coordinated services possible.

  • Monmouth County Freeholders
  • Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Monmouth County Superior Court
  • Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Monmouth County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner’s Office
  • Monmouth County Board of Social Services
  • Monmouth County Victim Witness Unit
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Division of Child Protection and Permanency
  • Community Affairs & Resource Center, Inc.
  • South Jersey Legal Services
  • Child Care Resources of NJ
  • Freehold Open Door
  • Upper Room Spiritual Center

The Family Justice Center is located at:

Monmouth County Superior Courthouse

71 Monument Street

Freehold, NJ 07728

*Parking for the FJC is available in the main parking lot of Superior Court.

Hours of Operation

 

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(also by appointment as needed)

Phone: 732.264.4360 ext. 5000

Email: fjc@180nj.org

For information and support after hours,

contact our 24/7 confidential hotline:

1.888.843.9262