The third Family Justice Center in Riverside County has opened in Indio, a district attorney’s office spokesman said this week.
The Indio Family Justice Center is on the first floor at 82-675 Highway 111 and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center provides services to victims of domestic violence, adult and child sexual assault, and physical abuse to children and senior citizens, according to John Hall of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.
Services include crisis intervention, legal help with temporary restraining orders, information about the criminal justice system, victim compensation assistance and referrals to community groups.
The Indio Family Justice Center works with Shelter from the Storm, Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services, the CARE (Curtailing Abuse Related to the Elderly) Team, Riverside County Child Protective Services, Inland County Legal Services and local law enforcement agencies, according to Hall.
“This Family Justice Center in Indio is long overdue,” Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said. “Now residents in all three geographical areas of the county will have these very important support services available to them.”
The other family justice centers are in Riverside and Murrieta.
The centers are funded by public and private sources, including Verizon, the District Attorney’s Office and the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services.
The Indio Family Justice Center can be reached at 760-863-8363.