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Family Justice Center seeing more than 400 victims since its opening

Posted at 11:45 AM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 02:53:55-04

The Family Justice Center, which opened on January 17th, gave a quick update during Tuesday morning's Board of Supervisors' meeting about the company's progress.

As of Monday, 441 victims come to the center. 354 are domestic abuse victims, 73 are sexual assault victims and the remaining 14 have endured elder abuse, human trafficking, child abuse or child molestation. 

“The Kern County Family Justice Center is meant to be kind of a one-stop shop for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault," said the Kristin Barnard, the executive director of the center. 

Even though the justice center focuses on domestic violence and sexual assault victims anyone who needs help is encouraged to stop by the center located at 2101 Oak Street or can give the 24-hour crisis line a call at 800-273-7713.