The FJC is currently closed for walk-in services. If you are a victim of domestic violence seeking assistance in Essex County, please call our main number at 973-230-7229 and leave a message with a safe call-back number. FJC advocates will be monitoring voicemail between 9am and 3pm, Monday through Friday, and will call you back within 3 hours.


If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

If you are in need of emergency shelter, please call The Safe House hotline: 973-759-2154

Important Information and Safety Planning During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Si es víctima de violencia doméstica y busca ayuda en el condado de Essex, llame a nuestro número principal al 973-230-7229 y deje un mensaje con un número seguro para devolverle la llamada. El personal del FJC supervisará el correo de voz entre las 9 a.m. y las 3 p.m., de lunes a viernes, y le devolverá la llamada dentro de 3 horas.

Si está en peligro inmediato, llame al 911.

Si necesita refugio de emergencia, llame a la línea directa de The Safe House: 973-759-2154

Información importante y planificación de seguridad durante la crisis de salud pública de COVID-19


Check back in to our website daily and follow us on Facebook for updates on the status of the Family Justice Center’s walk-in services.

Visite nuestro sitio web diariamente y síganos en Facebook para obtener actualizaciones sobre el estado de los servicios del Centro de Justicia Familiar.

Essex County (Condado de Essex)

City of Newark (Cuidad de Newark)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The mission of Essex County Family Justice Center is to enhance the safety and autonomy of domestic violence victims and their children by providing accessible and coordinated service in one location.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is available at
Essex County Family Justice Center

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


All visits are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. No appointment necessary.


Visit us at Leroy Smith Public Safety Building, 60 Nelson Place, 2nd Floor 
Newark, NJ 07102.


The center is open to all victims of domestic or intimate partner violence in Essex County, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or perceived disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and marital status.

Learn more about domestic violence here.



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ESSEX COUNTY FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER  Leroy F. Smith Jr. Public Safety Building, 60 Nelson Place, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102, 973-230-7229

Services available Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

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If you are in danger, call 911 or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 TTY 1-800-787-3224

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