Opened in 2017, the Union County Family Justice Center (FJC) is a joint venture by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office under the leadership of then Prosecutor Grace Park, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, YWCA Union County, and other partner organizations. Located in the Union County Courthouse Cherry Street Annex, at 10 Cherry Street in Elizabeth, the FJC is a federally endorsed one-stop, community-based approach to enhancing the safety and welfare of domestic violence survivors.
The FJC offers survivors of domestic violence counseling, case management, court advocacy, and legal assistance, as well as referrals to a range of additional services in areas such as medical care, mental health, housing, rental aid, employment, immigration services, and more. On-site partner organizations at the Center include Central Jersey Legal Services, Partners for Women and Justice, PROCEED Inc., the Prosecutor’s Office’s Domestic Violence Unit and Office of Victim/Witness Advocacy, and the YWCA, while off-site partners include HomeFirst Interfaith Housing & Family Services and Trinitas Regional Medical Center. The FJC also has a 24-hour hotline, available by phone at 908-355-HELP(4357).