One Place Family Justice Center

Call (334) 262.7378 or 
ACADV 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 1-800-650-6522
STAR Crisis Hotline 334.213.1227


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Standing Together Against Rape (STAR)

We are dedicated to serving sexual assault victims, in and around Central Alabama 24/7/365, even through this national pandemic. 

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted please call our 24-hour crisis hotline at: 334-213-1227 or 1-888-908-7273

What does this mean to one victim?  When you know one victim, you understand the importance of now. When you know two victims, you understand the importance of this moment. When you have lost count, you understand the importance of this month.  

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

From the Desk of our Executive Director, 
Marjorie Baker


YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US.

If you are having an emergency and need immediate help, please dial 911.

One Place Family Justice Center remains open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm We are located at 530 South Lawrence Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36014 (near Montgomery Public Library-downtown area).

We are here to help you with safety planning and links to services you may need during this time. Our onsite partners including Montgomery Police Department, City Magistrate and Legal Services are maintaining services at One Place.  We want you to be safe and will make every effort to get you safety options.

To provide safe services to you and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the good health and well-being of our staff and partners, we have established some basic guidelines to continue providing immediate services.   We are allowing only the victim in our facility during this time, no childcare is available, and a brief screening about your current health is done when you arrive. 

Standing Together Against Rape (STAR) remains opened and we are providing acute forensic exams to all children and adults who have been sexually assaulted. 

One Place Phone: (334) 262-7378  / Email: info@oneplacefjc.org  /  Facebook: @oneplacefamilyjusticecenter / @STARofMontgomery /  Website: www.oneplacefjc.org

FROM OUR BOARD PRESIDENT

April 1, 2020

Dear Friend,

“The COVID-19 pandemic challenges all of us, but for a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, it can be a lethal period. Social isolation is a typical controlling tactic used by an abuser, and in these uncertain times, victims are even more at risk of dying or being severely injured at the hands of her partner.”  —  Marjorie Baker, Executive Director

On April 3, 2020, communities across central Alabama planned to gather after dusk, lift their lights and Take Back the Night! This annual event is focused on increasing awareness and attention on the critical issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and sexual abuse. This was to be the major fundraiser/donation drive for the One Place Family Justice Center’s Standing Together Against Rape (STAR) program. COVID-19 intervened and all gatherings to illuminate a continuous issue in our communities have been cancelled.

The STAR team continues to support and advocate for victims despite the pandemic. We are an essential service provider conducting forensic exams for victims of sexual assault as well as attempting to provide services for their families 24/7. In the past month alone, we have seen a 59% increase in sexual assault in the counties that we service. Increases are being seen in the state and in the nation.

What does this mean to one victim?  When you know one victim, you understand the importance of acting now. When you know two victims, you understand the importance of this moment. When you have lost count, you understand the importance of one month — this month.  

For the next weeks, we have a curfew, the streets are empty, but sexual assault continues to plague women and children and yes, even men. These are the victims we serve.

We need your help! The cost of service continues to increase. This year we may not gather but we can cast our light.  Help us Take Back the Night in 2020! Speak out against sexual assault, give and advocate for victims of sexual violence, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Your one time or monthly donation will support forensic sexual assault exams for adults and children. Did you know that STAR has the only certified pediatric unit for forensic sexual exams in central Alabama? 


To make a monetary donation please visit https://www.oneplacefjc.org/One-Place-Family-Justice-Center-You-Can-Help

or make checks payable to:


One Place Family Justice Center

530 S. Lawrence Street

Montgomery 36104

To donate much needed materials, please visit our STAR Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/STARMontgomeryAL/ for a list of needed supplies.

If you or someone you know has been sexually coerced or assaulted, please call the STAR Hotline, 334-213-1227. We are here to help.

We sincerely appreciate your support,


Eddie D. Compton, III

President, Board of Directors


IN THE NEWS

We're Here For You!

ONE PLACE provides efficient and effective services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault/violence, human trafficking, and child and elder abuse across Montgomery, Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Dallas*, Elmore, Lowndes*, Perry* and Wilcox* Counties. Please visit the "Areas of Help" tab to learn more about our services.

*Additional counties served by the Standing Together Against Rape [STAR] program of One Place Family Justice Center. STAR provides 24/7 forensic sexual assault examinations for children and adults.


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ONE PLACE has more than 20 community partners/area agencies that support its mission of providing greater safety, access to services and confidentiality for victims and their families by co-locating services all under one roof.


SUPPORT ONE PLACE and PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE FOR VICTIMS

One Place Family Justice Center is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. 

Your support, generous giving and volunteer efforts, ensure victims who visit our Center will have a safe place to get the help and support they need, all in ONE PLACE.

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ONE PLACE Board of Directors


Eddie Compton, III

 Board of Directors  President




Nell Rankin

Board of Directors

Vice President



Marla Vickers

Board of Directors Secretary



Clark Ward

Board of Directors Treasurer


  

ONE PLACE is crucial to the health and safety of our citizens in the River Region.  Domestic violence is a cycle of abuse. 

All of us pay the price for domestic violence in our community.” – Ellen Brooks, Supernumerary District Attorney, Montgomery County/Co-Founder

This project was supported inpart by Subgrant #16-VA-VS-001 awarded by the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division of ADECA and the U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice or grant-making component.

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530 S. Lawrence Street | Montgomery, AL   36104
Phone: 334.262.7378 | Fax: 334.263.3525 
Email:  info@oneplacefjc.org

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8 AM – 5 PM
Closed all State holidays.

Additional Assistance
ACADV Crisis Hotline 1.800.650.6522
STAR Crisis Hotline 334.213.1227

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