WELCOME TO THE FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER
We provide victims of domestic and violent crimes multiple community and government services at one location with the priority to provide a safe place where no offenders or batterers are allowed.
The Family Justice Center’s mission is to serve, victims of violent crimes, reduce family and dating violence, make victims safer, hold offenders accountable, provide long-term support to victims and children through collaboration and coordinated services, and ultimately empower survivors and end the cycle of violence.
Services Offered: Counseling, Economic Development, Law Enforcement, Medical, Mentoring/Life Skills, Prosecution and Legal Services.
Basic Partners: Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, Civil Legal Service Providers and Community-based Advocates .
2000 – The Village concept conceived to include (6) founding organizations that agreed to co-locate services.
2003 – The Village of San Marcos became a legal nonprofit corporation and received the 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
2005 – San Marcos Police Department and San Marcos/Hays County Family Justice Center Services joined the Village Partners.
The Village of San Marcos acquired 29 acres for the Village Campus in the 2700 block of Hunter Rd. in San Marcos.
2006 – City of San Marcos provides $66,000 in CDBG Funds to the Village of San Marcos for master planning, engineering and infrastructure of Phase I.
2007 – City of San Marcos provides $283,400 in CDBG funds to the Village of San Marcos for the additional engineering, land requirements and infrastructure of Phase II.
The Friends of the Family Justice Center, Inc. became a legal nonprofit corporation and received the 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
2008 – Hays County Commissioners approve $1.6M for park road, sports complex and park area. Phase I construction begins. – Phase I.
2009 – Village Main Agreement is signed between Community Action, Inc., E.C.I. Early Childhood Intervention-Homespun, Family Justice Center F.J.C. of San Marcos/Hays County & W.I.C. Women, Infants and Children to co-locate in the Village Main Building – Phase II.
2010 – City of San Marcos dedicates $500,000 for the design, development and construction of the Village Main Building – Phase II of the Village Campus.
2011 – Grant Research to fund Village projects.
2012 – Performance Measures created for Village Main Building Partners.
2013 – Board Development & Strategic Planning for Friends of the Family Justice Center.
2014 – Kick-off Capital Campaign for Village Main.
2017 – Capital Campaign concludes
2018 – Construction Phase begins with general contractor, Sabre Commercial Inc.
2019 – The Village Main Building opens in January as the new Family Justice Center begins serving clients in the new facility located at 215 S. Reimer Avenue, San Marcos, TX.
FFJC Board Members continue to seek funding opportunities to hire full-time staff to manage the Family Justice Center and coordinate services in addition to raising funds to cover Operation & Maintenance expenses in their rent-free facility.