Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Boston-based 24 hour free and confidential hotlines
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence: 617-338-2355
Multilingual helpline; advocates provide services in over 12 different Asian languages and dialects
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC): 800-841-8371
Counselors available to talk with survivors, their families and friends, and providers about sexual violence
Casa Myrna Vazquez: 1-877-785-2020
MA Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline - call for information, support and resources
The Network/La Red: 617-742-4911
Provides emotional support, information, and safety planning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender folks who are being or have been abused by a partner. Also offers information and support to friends, family and co-workers on the issue of domestic violence in LGBQ/T communities
Is there someone in your life who is violent or controlling toward you?
Have you been sexually assaulted either by a stranger or by someone you know?
Are you concerned that your child may have been abused?
If you need help, but don't know where to start,
the Family Justice Center is here for you.
The Family Justice Center (FJC) of Boston provides a safe and welcoming environment where you can talk about your experiences and explore your options. You may need help finding your way through the legal system and understanding your rights as a victim. You may want to know if and how your child has been harmed, and by whom. You may be looking for the support that you need to stay safe and start over.
At the FJC, individuals and families have access to a wide range of free services offered by a diverse group of partner organizations. FJC Partners can listen and provide information and support while you consider whether or not to seek help from the police or prosecutors. They can: Conduct forensic interviews and specialized medical exams for children and youth; provide counseling, advocacy, and help with restraining orders, civil legal assistance; and help you obtain financial assistance and discover new options for housing, education, and employment. FJC Partners will also help connect you with other community-based services and government programs that can open up even more possibilities.
FJC Partners are here to serve all victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and child abuse---regardless of your income, language, immigration status, gender identity or sexuality.
All services are offered free of charge.
The Family Justice Center (FJC) of Boston is a program of the Boston Public Health Commission; an initiative of the Mayor's Office and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, and the Family Justice Division of the Boston Police Department.
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Our mission and vision
On Site Partners and Services
Emergency Contact Information
Visit or Contact the FJC
9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. After hours appointments are available.
Hours for individual FJC Partner organizations vary.
Feel free to drop in or call for more information.
The FJC is located at 989 Commonwealth Ave. near the intersection of Commonwealth Ave. and Babcock St., one block west of Boston University's Agganis Arena and next door to the MATCH School.