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:

  • Individual one to one counseling sessions
  • 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 Carly Herron Long 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

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 on Thursday nights at the Family Justice Center.
  • Each session is 1 hour.
  • Group is free to attend and new members can join at any time.
  • To register, 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
Website: cenlahopehouse.org

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
Website: www.faithhouseacadiana.com

June N. Jenkins Women’s Shelter

Beauregard Community Concerns, Inc.
Parishes Served: Beauregard & Vernon
Local Crisis Line: 337-462-6504
https://www.facebook.com/junenjenkinswomensshelter/

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
Website: www.wellspringalliance.org

Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (DART)

Parishes Served: Bienville, Claiborne, Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, Union & Winn
Local Crisis Line: 318-251-2255
http://www.dartla.net/?view=mobile

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
https://www.projectcelebration.com/

The Haven, Inc.

Parishes Served: Terrebonne & LaFourche
Local Crisis Line: 985-853-0045
Website: www.havenhelps.org

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
Website: www.stopdv.org

Jeff Davis Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA)

Parish Served: Jefferson Davis
Local Crisis Hotline: 337-616-8418
Website: www.jeffdaviscada.com

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy

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

Safe Harbor, Inc.

Parishes Served: St. Tammany & Washington
Local Crisis Line: 985-626-5740
Website: www.safeharbornorthshore.org

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

Parishes Served: Allen, Calcasieu & Cameron
Local Crisis Line: 337-436-4552
Website: http://www.oasisasafehaven.org/

Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment (SAFE)

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

St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program

Parishes Served: Plaquemines & St. Bernard
Local Crisis Line: 504-277-3177
Website: www.stbernardbwp.org

New Orleans Family Justice Center

Parish Served: Orleans
Local Crisis Line: 504-866-9554
Website: www.nofjc.org

Chez Hope Family Violence Crisis Center

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

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
http://www.alexandrialapolice.org/

Pineville Police Department

910 Main St, Pineville, LA 71360
Phone: (318) 442-6603
https://www.pineville.net/department/index.php?structureid=14

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office

700 Murray St, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 473-6700
http://www.rpso.org/

Louisiana State Police – Troop E

1710 Odom St, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 487-5911
http://www.lsp.org/troope.html

Onsite Partners

NextSTEP of Central Louisiana, Inc.
http://www.nextstepcenla.org/

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