Family Justice Center of Acadiana
718 S. Buchanan, Suite C | Lafayette, LA 70501
What We Do
The Family Justice Center of Acadiana provides a multi-disciplinary team of professionals working together, under one roof to effectively respond to domestic violence. The center houses many partners, but the basic partners are law enforcement, prosecutors, civil legal service providers, and community-based advocates.
The core concept is to provide one place where victims can go to talk to an advocate, plan for their safety, interview with a police officer, meet with a prosecutor, receive civil legal assistance, and receive information on shelter.
The Family Justice Center of Acadiana will create a society where survivors and children are safe, abusers are held accountable, economic justice is fostered, and families thrive.
The Family Justice Center of Acadiana is a multi-disciplinary collaborative initiative dedicated to providing an effective response to survivors of family violence.
The center’s purpose is to provide a safe place for victims to:
TALK TO an advocate
Individual, trauma-informed advocacy and support to adult and child survivors of DV. Get information on domestic violence.
PLAN FOR YOUR SAFETY
Obtain civil legal services
Interview with a Police Officer
Receive Prosecution Updates
Comfortable, safe waiting area
Food, drinks provided while on-site
On-site child care
Interview rooms for meeting with victims
Recorded interview room for law enforcement
Cameras for injuries with on-site printing capabilities
Closing the Gaps
All agencies working together, sharing information, and pooling
resources to follow the guiding principles below:
Financial Donations are accepted for the Family Justice Center of Acadiana.
You can make an online donation HERE or mail a donation to Faith House, PO Box 93145 Lafayette, LA 70509. Please make a note that your donation is designated for the FJCA.