Essex County Family Justice Center

Took home a slew of medals and raised critical funds to serve victims of domestic violence in Essex County

Clark, NJ - June 10, 2018 It was a cool but comfortable morning with a slight mist of rain in Oak Ridge Park, New Jersey. One by one, a dedicated and determined group of friends of Essex County Family Justice Center-- including staff, trustees, donors, partners, and members of the Essex County VOICES Chapter-- arrived at the park, pinned on their racing bib, and assembled at the starting line. 

When the starting horn went off, Essex County Family Justice Center's team crossed the line. Some walked, some ran, and some ran really, really fast around the 5k course as it wound through the beautiful grass and wooded areas of Oak Ridge Park. By the time everyone crossed the finish line, Essex County Family Justice Center's team had not only won the lion's share of top finisher medals, they had also combined forces to raise over $10,000 to support the agency's comprehensive and coordinated services for victims of domestic violence!

A summary of the Family Justice Center team's accomplishments at the race include:

  1. 1st and 2nd Place Female Finishers

  2. 2nd Place Male Finisher

  3. Six Gold Medals by Age Group

  4. 4 Silver Medals by Age Group

  5. 1 Bronze Medal by Age Group

  6. Out of top 10 finishers overall (male and female), 5 were on The FJC's team!

  7. Out of the top 6 female finishers, an astonishing 5 were on The FJC's team!!

  8. Out of the top six male finishers, 3 were on The FJC's team!

It was a resounding victory for Essex County Family Justice Center and the mood was high among the runners who made this remarkable day possible. Please click on any of the pictures to the right to scroll through an enlarged gallery of photos.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO RAN AND MADE A GIFT IN SUPPORT OF ESSEX COUNTY FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER. By working together as a community, we can ensure that victims of domestic violence in Essex County are able to find hope, haven, and healing in one safe place.