VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - The Ventura County Family Justice Center will hold its grand opening ceremony on Saturday.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The program and ribbon cutting will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by the open house.
The justice center plans to provide services for domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking and elder/dependent abuse victims, according to a news release from the Ventura County District Attorney's Office.
The District Attorney's Office began work on the Family Justice Center in 2015. Its goal is to minimize the risk of intermediate physical danger and death while holding the offender accountable.
“Our goal is to move beyond the justice system’s traditional focus on holding offenders accountable and provide a richer, multi-faceted, and more robust emphasis on responding to the impact of violence on the innocent victims, survivors, and their families," District Attorney Gregory Totten said in the news release.
Members of the District Attorney’s Office are co-located at the Family Justice Center with several County agencies and community-based organizations including the Area Agency on Aging, Department of Child Support Services, Health Care Agency, Human Services Agency, Public Health, the Coalition for Family Harmony, Interface Children and Family Services, Ventura County Legal Aid, Healthcare for Justice Foundation, Voices of Ventura County, and the Ventura County Arts Council.
Parking will not be available on site.
The Ventura County Family Justice Center is located at 3170 Loma Vista Road in Ventura. For more information, you can visit their website here.