BAKERSFIELD, Calif — October is domestic violence awareness month and the Family Justice Center hosted an event Tuesday honoring those affected.
“This problem affects so many people. Both women and men of every race, religion, culture and status,” said Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer.
The center opened 21 months ago and has helped over 3,000 people.
The Family Justice Center offers comprehensive services in accordance with multiple partners in the community. Ranging from court advocacy, counseling, restraining orders and emergency housing.
The center has also brought services to the Sikh community by partnering with the Bakersfield Sikh Women's Association to offer a Punjabi interpreter on their hotline.
The event was a reminder that it takes community effort to eradicate domestic violence and support is vital.
For more information on the Family Justice Center, click here.