As an employee providing direct services to Family Justice Center clients (victims of domestic violence and abuse) the Domestic Violence Advocate plays an important role in completing safety planning, crisis intervention, discussing options and making referrals to services. Advocates may be required to cover shifts at multiple locations: Amherst, Orchard Park, and downtown Buffalo. (more…)
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Whenever a scene like this begins to unfold, Ken Houseknecht has come to expect it.
“It’s unfortunate that almost every time in this country that we ever have a conversation about mental health, including this time, it’s always linked with guns and violence,” said Houseknecht, Erie County Mental Health Association Executive Director. “Really all that does is perpetuate a lot of stereotypes and a lot of stigma.”
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The Associated Press has named the NFL’s domestic violence issues as its top sports story of 2014. (more…)
The Family Justice Center of Buffalo officially opened its new Williamsville satellite office Monday to reach domestic violence victims in the Northtowns. (more…)
Victims of domestic violence have a new place to go to help them safely escape abuse. The Family Justice Center is opening a new satellite office in Williamsville on Monday. (more…)
There’s a house on North Forest Road in Amherst that serves as a sign of hope for all those trapped in an abusive relationship and unsure where to turn. (more…)
Watch the WKBW-DT Story on the new Family Justice Center Location. (more…)
“The goal is to keep them safe, and to help them take those steps to live a life free of abuse, and to heal from it,” said Family Justice Center executive director Mary Travers Murphy. (more…)
Watch the WGRZ-DT News Story on the Family Justice Center and their new location in the Northtowns. (more…)