Domestic violence victims in Santa Clara County got another lifeline Thursday with the launching of a Family Justice Center in East San Jose, giving residents a readily accessible respite from abusive lives.
It's the county's third center, joining locations in Morgan Hill and Sunnyvale, providing one-stop access to legal advice -- including help filing restraining orders -- shelter, food, and other amenities aimed in part at emboldening victims to leave their batterers.
"These are tangible, viable, lifesaving services," District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. "To anyone in an abusive relationship: There is a team of professionals waiting to help you. All you have to do is open the door."
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