What services does the Family Justice Center offer?

The Monmouth County Family Justice Center offers coordinated services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, child abuse, and human trafficking in one safe place to meet survivors’ immediate needs. The model is designed to reduce barriers and expedite services by bringing government and non-government agencies together. Survivors and their families are provided with resources, crisis support, legal assistance, immigration assistance, case management, and counseling services all in one place through referrals to our partner organizations and supporting agencies for employment/financial services, food assistance, childcare, housing, and pro bono legal services. Family Court Liaisons are also available in court to assist survivors through the restraining order process. These coordinated services are proven to save lives, can be offered in a variety of languages through the use of our language line, and are free of charge.

What organizations partner with the Family Justice Center?

We strive to provide survivors and their families with the most optimal and coordinated services possible through our partnerships with:

  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Child Care Resources of NJ
  • Community Affairs & Resource Center, Inc.
  • Mercy Center
  • Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P)
  • Freehold Open Door
  • Fulfill
  • Victims of Crime Compensation Office (VCCO)
  • Local Police Departments – assist with criminal investigations and filing for restraining orders
  • South Jersey Legal Services – provide lawyers to offer legal assistance with family law matters
  • New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center – provide lawyers to offer legal assistance with family law matters
  • American Friends Services Committee – Assistance with immigration matters
  • The Monmouth County:
    • Government
    • Prosecutor’s Office – investigate and prosecute the offender
    • Sheriff’s Office
    • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner’s Office
    • Board of Social Services
    • Victim Witness Unit

Where is the Family Justice Center Located?

The FJC is located in the Monmouth County Superior Court in the lower level room L-49. Parking is available in the Superior Court’s main parking lot. Services can also be provided at an offsite location for individuals who may experience barriers entering the court house.

When is the Family Justice Center open?

Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm and by appointment as needed.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are not necessary but recommended, and children are welcome. All individuals seeking services will be screened by security personnel before entry to ensure safety. Additional visits may be scheduled once your needs are assessed and a plan for your services is developed.

Contact Information:
Monmouth County Family Justice Center at the
Monmouth County Superior Courthouse
71 Monument Street
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: (732) 264-4360 ext. 5000
Email: fjc@180nj.org

The FJC was formed with funding from an Impact 100, Jersey Coast grant, and the Monmouth County Government unanimously approved an agreement providing no-cost space for the new center.

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