Reaction Paper: The Cost of Domestic Violence

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On our field of observation we went to the Family Justice Center of Sonoma County, this is a place where that provides and promote a safe community for people that have been a victim of a crime. The specialist such as doctors, psychiatrist and physicians provide assistance to survivors of domestic and relationship violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, as well as recently a deaf and hearing abuse victims. The FJCSC is one of the seventeen places in the state to help victims and one out of eighty victims of crime in the United States. The FJCSC is a one stop shop where as other facilities require you to make 21 different stops to get the same service. Last year the family justice center helped 14 hundred victims. Those victims brought at …show more content…
On our field of observation we went to the Family Justice Center of Sonoma County, this is a place where that provides and promote a safe community for people that have been a victim of a crime. The specialist such as doctors, psychiatrist and physicians provide assistance to survivors of domestic and relationship violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, as well as recently a deaf and hearing abuse victims. The FJCSC is one of the seventeen places in the state to help victims and one out of eighty victims of crime in the United States. The FJCSC is a one stop shop where as other facilities require you to make 21 different stops to get the same service. Last year the family justice center helped 14 hundred victims. Those victims brought at total of 900 children. I enjoyed the tour of the family justice center of Sonoma County. I learned a lot on how each patient is taken care of and the processes of each situation. The FJCSC has been open since 2009. Most of the victims coming in are women at 90%. Last August that changed, there victims coming in were 20% male. The help given is a free of charge. How do victims get there? Well they may go there themselves, or policemen can point them to the FJCSC. About 46% policemen refer victims to the family justice center.
When going in the family justice center you are greeted by a volunteer that is in the desk he/she then calls for assistance for the victim. You then are greeted by an advocate who listens to the victims story then the

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