New York City Family Justice Center Initiative
The New York City Family Justice Center Initiative of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence reduces barriers faced by victims of domestic violence who are seeking help. This innovative program enables victims to meet with a prosecutor, speak with a trained counselor, and apply for housing and financial assistance in just one visit – all in their language while their children play safely in the next room. By providing services in one location with partnering City agencies and community providers, the Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx Centers are increasing the effectiveness of service delivery to break the cycle of violence. The New York City Family Justice Center Initiative is a private/public partnership of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established to promote partnerships between the City and the private sector.
The Family Justice Center (FJC) provides information and services for domestic violence victims in one location. Clients may walk in and choose which services they want, services are free and available to all victims regardless of sex, age, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. Language interpretation is also available.
List of Services for the Brooklyn Center
List of Services for the Queens Center
List of Services for the Bronx Center
Hours of Operation
Clients may walk-in to the FJC for services anytime Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Clients do not need to make an appointment.
The New York City Family Justice Center, Bronx is located at 198 East 161 Street in the Bronx and is accessible by public transportation.
Subway: Take the orto 161st Street Yankee Stadium station. Exit near the intersection of E. 161st Street and River Avenue. Walk east on 161st Street towards the Grand Concourse. The Center is located at the corner of E. 161st Street and Sheridan Avenue.
By Bus: The BX1, BX2, BX6, and BX13 all stop near the Center.
The New York City Family Justice Center in Brooklyn is located at 350 Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn and is accessible by public transportation.
Subway: Take the , or train to Jay Street or the or train to Borough Hall.
By Bus: The B25, B26, B38, B51, B54, B57, B61, B65, B67, and B75 buses all stop near the Center.
There is parking available for a fee at the following location:
Marriott Parking Garage – 333 Adams Street, (718) 246-7000
(Between Johnson and Willoughby Streets)
The New York City Family Justice Center in Queens is located at 126-02 82nd Avenue off of Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens, Queens and is accessible by public transportation.
Subway: Take the or train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike. Use the "Court House/North Side" exit and walk east on Queens Boulevard past Queens Borough Hall. Turn left on 82nd Avenue.
By Bus: The Q10, Q37, Q46, and Q60 all stop near the Center.
By Car: Take Grand Central Parkway eastbound to the Queens Boulevard exit. Or take the VanWyck Expressway; if driving south, exit at Union Turnpike; if driving north, exit at Queens Boulevard.
New York City Family Justice Center Initiative Brochure
Bronx FJC Client Brochures
Brooklyn FJC Client Brochures
Queens FJC Client Brochures
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No information will be shared by any service providers without the client’s written permission except as required by law. All service providers, except civil attorneys and clergy, are mandated reporters of child abuse.
The FJC has partner organizations with staff members who speak more than 20 languages. In addition, interpretation services are available for over 150 languages at the FJC.
The FJC is housed in a building with security to ensure the safety of clients and staff. All visitors should go to the FJC security desk in the lobby, and will be asked to go through metal detectors before entering the FJC. Visitors should bring picture identification.
To contact the Bronx FJC Administrative Staff weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., call (718) 508-1222.
To contact the Brooklyn FJC Administrative Staff weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., call (718) 250-5111 and select 6.
To contact the Queens FJC Administrative Staff weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., call (718) 575-4500.