Local center is a "one-stop shop" for victims of abuse

Posted at 2:26 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 19:59:15-04

NAMPA, Idaho — So far this year, 4,113 adults and children were served at the Nampa Family Justice Center. Just last month, 392 Nampa residents, both adults, and children were served.

The Nampa Family Justice Center was one of the fifteen original Family Justice Center's in the United States under the Presidents initiative of 2003 President George W. Bush. The NFJC is a partnership of agencies dedicated to preventing and ending family violence and sexual assault through comprehensive, client-centered services in a single location. Since its conception in 2003, there have been 91 centers added across the country. In 2009, the NFJC became an accredited Child Advocacy Center under the National Children's Alliance.

Today, Nampa mayor Debbie Kling declared October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 6 On Your Side took a tour of the facility and told us what the organization says are the main benefits to having a "one-stop shop" for a victim of any abuse.

The NFJC offers a variety of services catering to medical, psychological, and emotional needs. For a list of those services, click here.