Dee Kennedy Family Justice Center
The Dee Kennedy Family Justice Center of Boston (FJC) is a community of agencies providing direct services to individuals and families in the City of Boston (and beyond) who have been affected by and/or exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, or human trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation.
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989 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
FJC partners are here to serve all victims and survivors free of charge, with attention to accessibility and cultural responsiveness. FJC partners support victims/survivors in attaining their full health potential and wellness as experienced and honored through their many intersecting identities (race, sex/gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, ability status, immigration status, religion, etc.).
- Civil/legal services
- Forensic medical services
- Safety planning
- Self-sufficiency programming
- Connection to emergency shelter, substance abuse and mental health treatment
- Employment support
If you are in immediate danger, call 911
SafeLink - Statewide Domestic Violence 24/7 Hotline: 1-877-785-2020
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Hotline: 800-841-8371
Partner AgenciesPartner Agencies
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
617-338-2355 (24 hour hotline)
Serving pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence in Greater Boston and Greater Lowell in 18 Asian languages and dialects.
1-877-785-2020 (24 hour hotline)
Casa Myrna is Boston's largest provider of shelter and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence, providing safety, resources, advocacy and information since 1977. Casa Myrna operates SafeLink, the statewide domestic violence hotline.
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
MAPS caseworkers offer crisis intervention, safety planning, information, guided referrals, medical and legal advocacy, supportive listening and related services around domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Network/La Red
1-800-832-1901 (24 hour hotline)
The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
800-841-8371 (24 hour hotline)
As the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area, BARCC provides counseling, medical and legal advocacy, case management, and prevention education to the community.
Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County
The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County responds to concerns of child abuse and supports youth and their families through the comprehensive process of accessing safety and services.
The EVA Center is a survivor-led organization that provides a wide range of continuous and comprehensive services for women exploited through prostitution and sex trafficking.
My Life, My Choice
Led by survivors and grounded in the experiences of girls, boys, trans and non-binary youth who have survived sexual exploitation, My Life My Choice provides mentoring services to empower youth to defend themselves and demand a society that does not tolerate the buying and selling of children.
Dress for Success Boston
Dress for Success helps women achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Boston Police Department / Family Justice Group
BPD Contact Information
Police Detectives investigate reported crimes involving domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and crimes against children. BPD's Civilian Advocates make referrals, explain police procedures, and provide safety planning, with or without a report to the police.
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau
Visit the Victim Witness Assistance Program
The Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau encompasses the Child Protection Team, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, and the Human Trafficking Unit. Prosecutors, advocates, and investigators know it is often difficult for victims to report intimate partner violence or child abuse, and they are dedicated to making the process as safe and streamlined as possible. Victim Witness Advocates can answer questions about the criminal justice process, restraining orders, victim rights information, safety planning and referrals to community resources.
We are located at 989 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215.