- Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are not necessary, but if you are able to call first, that would be appreciated! This way we can be sure someone is available to see you. The FJC opens at 9:00 am and closes at 4:00. We are not open weekends, weeknights or major holidays but may be able to schedule appointments after normal business hours on a case by case basis.
- Is there a cost for services at the Family Justice Center?
Generally, clients do not pay for any of the services provided at the FJC. The only exception is for certain counseling services, where therapists may require insurance and/or co-pays.
- May I bring a friend or family member with me for support?
Yes. However, when you meet with one of our professionals at the FJC, your friend or family member will be asked to wait for you in the waiting area. They may also request to speak with another advocate if they would like additional information on supporting their friend or family member.
- Can I bring my children with me?
Yes, you may but it is best to call ahead to see when child care is available, or you can bring a friend to watch the children while you speak with an advocate or other staff.
- Can the FJC help me get a protection order and how much will it cost?
Yes, an advocate can help you fill out a protection/restraining order request and go with you to file the document at the court. Advocates can help you apply for an attorney to help you at subsequent proceedings.
- Will anyone find out I was at the Family Justice Center?
All client records and information are kept in the strictest of confidence. Information will not be shared without a written release form from the client or where legal exceptions exist. Our doors are locked and only visitors appropriate for services are allowed inside.
- Is the FJC accessible to persons with physical challenges?
Yes. We are located on the first floor of the building, adjacent to handicap parking.