Cal OES Seeks Requests for Application for $8.8M For Family Justice Center Program

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Victim Services and Public Safety Branch, is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Application (RFA) for $8,800,000 for the Family Justice Center (FJ) program.  This program is to improve capabilities for established Family Justice Centers (FJC).

FJCs shall provide services to victims of one or more of the following:

  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Elder or dependent adult abuse
  • Human trafficking

FJCs should utilize direct service personnel including, but not limited to the following:

  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Medical personnel
  • District attorneys and city attorneys
  • Victim/Witness Program personnel
  • Domestic violence shelter service staff
  • Rape crisis advocates
  • Domestic violence advocates
  • Human trafficking advocates
  • Social service agency staff members
  • Child welfare agency social workers
  • County health department staff
  • Welfare and public assistance workers
  • Nonprofit agency counseling professionals
  • Civil legal service providers
  • Volunteers from partner agencies

FJCs should have established, working relationships with governmental and/or non-governmental community organizations which are demonstrated through Operational Agreements. These documents must demonstrate a formal system of networking and coordination with other agencies and the Applicant. At a minimum, the FJC must have an OA with the following organizations within their service area:

  • Domestic Violence Agency
  • Sexual Assault Agency
  • Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Agency
  • Human Trafficking Agency

Questions concerning this RFA, the application process, or programmatic issues should be submitted to:

Gina Avelar, Program Specialist 


One original application must be delivered to Cal OES by the date and time below. Submission options are: postmarked or hand-delivered, to the address below, by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 05, 2018.

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Victim Services and Public Safety Branch

3650 Schriever Avenue Mather, CA 95655

Attn: Family Justice Center (FJ) Program Criminal Justice Unit

The RFA is located on the Cal OES website at:


Bryan May

Bryan May is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Prior to joining Cal OES in 2017, Bryan spent 30 years as an Emmy award winning television anchor and reporter.

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