Advocacy Services

Advocacy services, whose mission is to provide shelter, safety, empowerment, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence. Family Justice Center advocates are trained in many areas of domestic violence including: safety planning, lethality assessments, the dynamics of domestic violence, and the effects of trauma. They provide services such as an Emergency Shelter, Domestic Violence Counseling, Civil Legal Advocacy and Clerical Assistance, Children Services, and Educational Outreach to area schools.

Children & Youth Services

The Family Justice Center children’s program offers a multitude of services for children of families experiencing domestic and family violence. We strive to provide trauma-informed services that allow children and families to navigate the often lengthy healing process.

Children are welcomed into the Center’s playroom, which was designed with the intent of giving children a safe, welcoming, and comfortable space for service delivery. Some of the services we provide through our children’s program include:

  • Age appropriate education about domestic and family violence
  • Age appropriate education about healthy relationships
  • Child care while adult services are being provided
  • Advocacy on behalf of children and their families

Civil Legal Services

Civil legal services provided by the Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana include:

  • Obtaining Order of Protections
  • Divorce Decrees
  • Custody Decrees
  • Child Support Orders
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Contempt of Court Orders

Community Outreach

The Family Justice Center is always looking for community outreach opportunities.  Our staff would love to speak with your civic clubs, churches, schools and other organizations no matter what day or time, including weekends!

If you are interested in having someone from the Justice Center speak to your group, please contact Wendi Powell or Emma Givens at 318-448-0884.

Counseling Services

Individual mental health counseling is available for any Family Justice Center client who has experienced intimate partner violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse or stalking. Support groups are also available for those desiring a group setting.

Domestic Violence Support Group

Location: Family Justice Center
220 Hospital Blvd Pineville, LA 71360
Time: Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Location: Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office
27797 Highway 15
Ferriday, LA 71335
Time: Twice a month, Tuesdays @ 5:30
(call to confirm dates)

Location: Avoyelles Family Justice Center
108 E Mark Street
Marksville, LA 71351
Time: Every Tuesday at 5:30 PM
(call to confirm)

Come and share personal strengths among other members to instill hope and build self esteem, practice socialization techniques, and open avenues for personal learning by being a part of our support groups. The group is designed to cover various topics relevant to domestic violence, sexual assault, or trauma and the related behaviors and consequences.

  • Support Group meets in-person and is led by Licensed Social Workers and trained mental health professionals.
  • Each session is 1 hour.
  • Group is free to attend and new members can join at any time.
  • To register or for more information, call 318-448-0884

Emergency Safe Housing

Our Advocates can assist survivors in locating emergency shelter and transportation to the following safe houses:

Hope House of Central Louisiana

5115 S MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71302

Welcome to the Hope House of Central Louisiana. As a proud member agency of United Way of Central Louisiana and the Central Louisiana Continuum of Care, we provide safe shelter and essential services to homeless families, empowering them to independence. Everyone served by Hope House will become actively engaged role models demonstrating self-determination, responsibility, and citizenship.

Faith House, Inc.

Parishes Served: Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Lafayette, Rapides, St. Landry & Vermilion
Local Crisis Line: 337-232-8954

June N. Jenkins Women’s Shelter

Beauregard Community Concerns, Inc.
Parishes Served: Beauregard & Vernon
Local Crisis Line: 337-462-6504

The Wellspring Alliance for Families

Parishes Served: Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, LaSalle, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas & West Carroll
Local Crisis Line: 318-323-1505

Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (DART)

Parishes Served: Bienville, Claiborne, Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Union & Winn
Local Crisis Line: 318-251-2255

Taylor House, Sabine Shelter, Project Celebration, Inc.

Parishes Served: Desoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, Caddo, Bossier, Red River, & Webster
Local Crisis Line: 318-256-3403
Shreveport Area Crisis Line: 318-226-5015

The Haven, Inc.

Parishes Served: Terrebonne & LaFourche
Local Crisis Line: 985-853-0045

Iris Domestic Violence Center

Parishes Served: East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, & Ascension
Local Crisis Line: 800-541-9706

Jeff Davis Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

Parish Served: Jefferson Davis
Local Crisis Hotline: 337-616-8418

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy

Parishes Served: Jefferson, St. Charles, St. James & St. John
Local Crisis Line: 504-837-5400

Safe Harbor, Inc.

Parishes Served: St. Tammany & Washington
Local Crisis Line: 985-626-5740

Oasis: A Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Parishes Served: Allen, Calcasieu & Cameron
Local Crisis Line: 337-436-4552

Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment (SAFE)

Parishes Served: Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa & Washington
Local Crisis Line: 985-542-8384

St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program

Parishes Served: Plaquemines & St. Bernard
Local Crisis Line: 504-277-3177

New Orleans Family Justice Center

Parish Served: Orleans
Local Crisis Line: 504-866-9554

Chez Hope Family Violence Crisis Center

Parishes Served: Assumption, St. Mary, St. Martin & Iberia
Local Crisis Line: 800-331-5303

Law Enforcement

We work directly and offer collaborative services with the following law enforcement agencies:

Alexandria Police Department

1000 Bolton Ave, Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 449-5099

Pineville Police Department

910 Main St, Pineville, LA 71360
Phone: (318) 442-6603

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office

700 Murray St, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 473-6700

Louisiana State Police – Troop E

1710 Odom St, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 487-5911

Onsite Partners

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office
Learn more HERE.

NextSTEP of Central Louisiana, Inc.
Learn more HERE.


Get Involved

Our work wouldn’t be possible without our partnering agencies.
For you, we are thankful!

Rapides location: 220 Hospital Blvd, Pineville, LA 71360

Avoyelles location: 108 E. Mark Street, Marksville, LA 71351

Mon-Thur, 8:30am-4:30pm Fri, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Services are available by appointment or walk-in