Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center (SLAFJC) provides free and confidential services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and elder abuse by providing critical referrals to community partners.

If you are in a safe place, please print and complete our intake form before coming to our office.

 pdfIntake Form

You will also have the opportunity to complete the intake form in a safe space at the office.

From the moment you walk into the SLAFJC, you will be greeted by friendly and caring staff who will assist you in obtaining help, and then a guide will introduce you to available resources and services.

Our Referrals Include:

Crisis Intervention: During your first visit to the SLAFJC, a Guide will help determine what services you need. The Guide will take the appropriate next steps including making referrals to SLAFJC partners. Crisis intervention may include many of the described services below, depending on the services you identify that you need or want.

Safety Planning: Creating a safety plan can reduce your and your family’s risk of being harmed and can be made for a variety of situations and at any time. A safety plan can help identify methods and resources that can help keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency.

Risk of Danger Assessment: The Risk of Danger Assessment is an instrument that helps determine risk factors associated with homicides of battered women and batterers. Our staff cannot predict what will happen in your case, but the assessment can help you be aware of how many risk factors apply to your situation and help develop a safety plan.

Advocacy: Guides and partner advocates are experienced in providing assistance to those victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or elder abuse. Guides and advocates provide emotional support and are familiar with resources within the community that may be helpful to you.

Police Reports: The Salt Lake City Police Department Domestic Violence Detective Unit is co-located at the SLAFJC. If you experienced domestic violence in Salt Lake City and wish to report the incident or incidents to police, a detective will meet with you at the SLAFJC. If you sustained injuries and need documentation Salt Lake City Crime Lab will be called. If you experience domestic violence outside Salt Lake City, our guides will call the law enforcement agency where the incident or incidents occurred and request an officer come to the SLAFJC. In some cases the report may be taken over the phone.

Protective Orders, Stalking Injunctions, and Dating Violence Orders: Guides can offer information regarding the process and connect you to Legal Aid Society for further assistance filing for a protective order, stalking injunction, or dating violence order. 

Children’s Play Room: The SLAFJC has a children’s play room that provides a safe environment for your children to play. Confidential meeting rooms look into the play room so you can monitor your children while you receive the services you need.

Language Services: SLAFJC Guides provide services in English and Spanish. We routinely use interpreters through language lines or other community partners for other languages.

Domestic Violence Support Groups: Domestic Violence support groups are offered on a weekly basis in English and Spanish. Support groups offer survivors a way to find support among other women survivors by sharing experiences, learning about community resources, and finding empowering ways to move forward. For more information about when support groups are offered call 801-236-3370.

Emergency Shelter: If you and your children are in danger and need emergency shelter, guides at the SLFJC will work with you to access emergency shelter at the YWCA or help identify and access other shelters throughout the Salt Lake Valley to help keep you and your family safe.

Immigration Assistance: If you are a victim of violence you may qualify for a U-VISA or VAWA, guides will connect you with staff from the Legal Immigration Program at Holy Cross Ministries, who assists immigrant families in applying for legal residency. 

Housing: The Family Justice Center will work with the YWCA's housing specialist to assist clients who have located sustainable housing options in the community and are in need of financial assistance. Services are dependent on availability of funding but may include deposit assistance and up to one month of rent. 

Economic Empowerment ServicesThe Family Justice Center's Economic Empowerment Specialist will work to provide budgeting assistance, financial planning, credit repair, matched savings opportunities, etc., for those interested in learning how to improve, or take charge, of their financial situation. 

Employment/Education Assistance: An employment specialist from DWS is on site at the Family Justice Center every week to help support with resume creation, interview skill building and focused one on one job search. Our specialist can also assist with educational planning and assistance in connecting to local colleges to explore educational options to those interested.

Information and Referrals to other critical services including:

  • Free Legal Advice and/or Legal Representation
  • Divorce and Custody
  • Free and low-cost counseling

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