Forsyth County has had many firsts in providing resources for victims of family violence.

The first battered women’s shelter in the state was established in Forsyth County in 1978. Family Services established one of the first Child Advocacy Centers in the state in 2000. The first Multi-Agency Center in the state to provide one-stop services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims, known as Safe on Seven, was established in 2005.

Over the past year, a planning group in Forsyth County has been meeting to discuss a greater vision for Forsyth County – the establishment of a Family Justice Center.

The establishment of a Family Justice Center in Forsyth County will equip our community to better address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse by co-locating services and providers into one centralized location.