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Children's Hospital

  • Provides therapy/counseling for victims (parents and/or children) of domestic violence for which a police report is necessary
  • Conducts Risk Assessments
  • Provides transportation for their clients
  • Advocacy including: court accompaniment; accessing legal, financial, medical, resources; accessing emergency shelter and long term housing; education on victims rights; planning for long term goals; coordination with other providers

City Attorney Advocates

  • Provide referrals, case stats and support to victims in criminal City Attorney cases including domestic violence, child abuse, stalking, same sex domestic violence, violations of restraining orders, vandalism or harassing phone calls
  • Conduct criminal Stay Away Order assessments and make recommendations to the court (only a Judge can lift or modify a Stay Away Order)
  • Provide resources and referrals for additional services (counseling, shelter, TRO)
  • Conduct Risk Assessments
  • Accompany client to criminal court hearings
  • Instructions on how to reach City Attorney Advocates are in the volunteer area

Crime Victims Fund

  • Provides short-term, emergency financial assistance to low- and fixed-income crime victims for such necessities as food, housing, medical expenses, and others.
  • All referrals come from the offices of the San Diego County District Attorney, the San Diego Family Justice Center, the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies working in partnership with The Crime Victims Fund to serve the needs of crime victims.

District Attorney Victim Advocates

  • Center for Community Solutions in Collaboration with the DA's Office
  • Assist with elder abuse cases and elders that walk into the Family Justice Center
  • Assist City of San Diego victims 65+ who require multiple services and are without adequate personal or family resources

Dress for Success

  • Promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
  • Services are designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work.

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FJC Legal Network

  • Specially trained attorneys and legal interns assist with obtaining temporary restraining orders for victims of domestic violence
  • Prepare and file legal paperwork
  • Give information and referrals on other legal matters
  • Provide court accompaniment when available

Forensic Medical Unit (FMU)

  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Conduct forensic documentation or injuries through photography
  • Provides Mandated Medical Reports to law enforcement

HOPE Team (Help and Outreach to Protect the Elderly)

Services offered
  • The CCS HOPE (Help and Outreach to Protect the Elderly) Team program creates a comprehensive elder abuse wraparound service model through the development of agency partnerships, multi-disciplinary services at the San Diego Family Justice Center, individualized case review, and long-term sensitive client support.
Service limitations
  • Elder Abuse Restraining Orders
  • Direct representation in Civil Restraining Order Hearings
  • Client advocacy throughout any hearing process (including criminal hearings)
  • Collaboration with the District Attorney/City Attorney for the prosecution of a suspected abuser
  • Client advocacy that directly adheres to client's needs (including things such as housing needs, food, and choosing a caregiver)
  • Community outreach to elder populations
  • Provide training to the community on the signs and effects of elder abuse
  • Provide forensic evaluation when needed
  • Connections to community services such as counseling, Victims Compensation funds, and in-home support services
Eligibility requirements
  • In order to receive services, you must:
    • Be of the age 65 and over and
    • Live in the City of San Diego or
    • Abuse occurred in the City of San Diego
How to make a referral
  • Please call or email the HOPE Team at 619-533-3508 or
  • Please see HOPE Team referral sheet

Integrated Mental Health Services (IMHS)

  • Provides therapy/counseling for victims of domestic violence
  • Conducts Risk Assessments
  • Provide information regarding criminal cases

Military Advocates - Family Advocacy Program

  • Provides both military and civilian resources and referrals to victims who are either active duty service members, spouse or dependent retirees
  • Conduct Risk Assessments, situation assessments and safety planning
  • Provide information regarding criminal cases

San Diego Domestic Violence Council (SDDVC)

  • Develops, promotes and enhances creative prevention and effective intervention initiatives which will reduce the amount of violence in intimate relationships.
  • Works with local, state and federal resources, organizations, and survivors to respond to the crisis of domestic violence.

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (SDVLP)

  • Family Law Attorney
  • On-site attorney provides direct representation in court at hearing for domestic violence restraining orders, elder abuse and dependent adult restraining orders and related child custody and visitation, child support and spousal requests
  • Advise clients on issues related to paternity, divorce and custody issues (off-site)

SD Center for Counseling

  • Provide individual & group therapy for children & families.
  • Focus on domestic violence, child abuse and trauma
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Court preparation for children
  • Incorporates Positive Parenting Education and assists children in recovering from trauma

SDVLP Immigration

  • Assists survivors of domestic violence to apply for immigration benefits, specifically the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) self petition for abused immigrant spouses and U Visa applications for victims of certain crimes
  • Provides referrals to other immigration legal service providers in San Diego

YWCA Legal Clinic

  • Assists with family law issues, restraining orders, divorce and child custody/visitation.
  • Please call for hours of operation.

Additional Services


San Diego Family Justice Center
(866) 933-HOPE or (866) 933-4673

San Diego Domestic Violence Hotline
(888) DV-LINKS (385-4657)

Additional Contact Information


1122 Broadway, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101

Directions to the Center