The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center (SLAFJC) at YWCA is an innovative, collaborative model to address family violence that builds on strong existing collaborations among governmental and private nonprofit service providers to co-locate victim-centered domestic violence services in one accessible location.
Mission: The mission of the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center is to reduce domestic violence by strengthening victim safety and increasing offender accountability through community collaboration and accessible, co-located, victim-centered services.
History: The Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center is the first family justice center in Utah and serves victims and survivors – both women and men – throughout Salt Lake County. The SLAFJC opened at YWCA on May 3rd, 2007 one day a week and by mid-October 2007 began offering free, confidential walk-in services five days a week.
Funding Sources: U.S. Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women; Salt Lake County; and private charitable contributions through YWCA Utah.
Service Demographics: In 2014-15, 88% percent of victims were from Salt Lake County; 51% percent were from Salt Lake City.
Results from May 3, 2007 to June 30, 2015
- 6,118 unduplicated victims have been served at the Family Justice Center.
- 3,393 survivors returned for services.
- There have been 32,146 client visits to the Center.
- 2,665 victims made a request for a protective order, and 1,051 people were granted protective orders with the Family Justice Center’s assistance.
- More than 4,684 victims and survivors have completed a risk assessment and safety plan at the SLAFJC.
Cornerstone Partners: YWCA Utah; Salt Lake City Prosecutor’s Office; Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake; Utah Department of Workforce Services; Salt Lake City Police Department.
Additional Partners: Holy Cross Ministries; Utah Legal Services; Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf; Utah Victims’ Rights Legal Clinic; Utah Office of Victims of Crime; Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office; Rape Recovery Center; Unified Police Department; Family Justice Center Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (FJC SANE); Utah DHS/Division of Child and Family Services.