The Union County Family Justice Center (FJC) is a joint collaborative of the County of Union, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and the YWCA Union County. The FJC opened its doors to the community in September 2017 and is located in the rear of the Family Courthouse at 10 Cherry Street, Elizabeth, NJ. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information about the Family Justice Center click here: Family Justice Center (unioncountyfjc.org)
These YWCA programs are operated out of the Family Justice Center:
The YWCA Union County’s Court Advocacy Program assists victims understand their legal rights and obtain all the protection available to them, including Temporary and Final Restraining Orders. Court Advocates educate victims on dynamics of abuse, their legal options, provide advocacy, safety planning, resources and referrals to appropriate services. The program also offers court preparation and accompaniment. Court advocates are based out of the Family Justice Center. Services are provided in English and Spanish.
For more information, please call the Family Justice Center at (908) 527-4980.
Volunteers provide emergency response to victims at the time of an arrest. On call 24 hours a day, volunteers provide victims in crisis with support and information with the goal of helping victims to make informed decisions and access needed services such as shelter, counseling and court advocacy.