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April 18, 2014

Domestic Violence Crimes Continue to Increase; FACES Family Justice Center Expands

Boise, Id — The Ada County Family Justice Center, FACES is hosting a ribbon cutting and open house to announce expanded services, just as the most recent crime statistics show domestic violence is on the rise. In an effort to stop the cycle of violence, the Boise Police Department’s Special Victims Unit and Victim Witness Unit, along with a deputy prosecutor from the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office have joined other specially trained staff onsite at FACES. All agencies hope the event brings renewed public attention to the issue of domestic violence and helps inform victims of the additional services available to them at one, safe, easy to access location.

WHO:        FACES Family Justice Center
WHAT:     Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Light Lunch, Open House and Facility Tour
WHERE:   FACES, 417 S. 6th Street, Boise, Idaho 83702
WHEN:      Friday, April 18, 2014

11:45am – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Remarks provided by:

  • Greg Bower, Ada County Prosecutor
  • Jim Tibbs, Ada County Commissioner
  • Mike  Masterson, Boise Police Chief
  • Jean Fisher, Ada County Deputy Prosecutor
  • Dave Bieter, Boise Mayor
  • Introductions by: Bea Black, Executive Director, Women’s & Children’s Alliance

Noon to 1pm – Light Lunch, Open House, and Facility Tour

DETAILS: The Ada County Family Justice Center, FACES, was created to be a safe haven for victims of domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual assault. The services housed at FACES offer access to safety planning and referral services through a WCA Victim Advocate, forensic exams for both adults and children, non-forensic medical exams for adults, civil legal services, victim witness services from the Boise City Attorney’s Office, and domestic violence education. A team of Health and Welfare assessment workers are also housed at FACES. Now, with this addition of services from the Boise Police Department’s Special Victims and Victim Witness Units and the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, this collaboration of services will help provide victims the right resources right away.

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