MEDIA ADVISORY/Press Release Issued by Mayor Menino and D. A. Conley

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, MAYOR MENINO, D.A. CONLEY TO OFFICIALLY OPEN FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER OF BOSTON ON TUESDAYBOSTON—Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley on Tuesday, June 13 will provide a tour of the new Family Justice Center of Boston for representatives from the federal Department of Justice, which awarded the grant to fund the establishment of the facility that serves victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. Following the tour, federal officials will join the mayor, district attorney, and other local officials in officially opening the center, located at 989 Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton. The media is invited to set up at 10:00 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. ceremony, and at 11:00 a.m. the speaking program will open the Family Justice Center. Featured speakers will include Diane Stuart of the Office of Violence Against Women, the federal agency that oversees the FJC grant program; Mayor Menino, District Attorney Conley; Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey; Boston Police; and a domestic violence survivor. The latter will address how the consolidation of agencies and organizations housed at the Family Justice Center simplifies and streamlines the seeking justice and other services. Numerous on-site partners will also be on-hand at tomorrow’s event to explain the specific services they provide. The FJCB will serve residents of Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, and will offer as broad a range of services striving to meet the needs of victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse and to hold offenders accountable. The new center will house advocates from community-based non-profit groups and victim services organizations; specialized detectives and prosecutors; governmental domestic violence specialists; forensic medical professionals; civil attorneys; chaplains; and volunteers. The secured facility, in which renovations are ongoing, was donated by the city through Mayor Menino’s leadership.