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A Message From Your Police Chief: Combatting Domestic Violence is a Hillsboro Police Priority

Learn more about the new Family Justice Center of Washington County, a great community resource for victims and survivors of domestic violence, set to open in April.

Post Date:03/14/2018 9:18 am

Family Justice Center thumbnailA letter from Hillsboro Police Chief Lee Dobrowolski:

As the second quarter of 2018 begins, we enter a new era in Washington County. For nearly four years, many stakeholders in our county have been working on a project called the Family Justice Center of Washington County. Let me tell you why the opening of the center is such an auspicious event.

Since my arrival in the City of Hillsboro four years ago, the Hillsboro Police Department has made combatting domestic violence a priority. We’ve added three new detectives to investigate family violence, stressing the importance of these investigations to every police officer. In addition, Hillsboro led the charge to create a Family Justice Center to serve our community. These centers are designed to be a one-stop shop for services for victims and survivors of domestic violence. 

The Family Justice Center of Washington County will have numerous agencies to serve our community, all under one roof. Agencies such as the Domestic Violence Resource Center, the Oregon Department of Human Services, Voices Set Free, the Hillsboro Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, and many others will be there to provide services. The goal is to provide service and support to help victims and survivors escape abusive relationships safely and successfully. Our goal is to make the Family Justice Center's motto of “Safety, Healing, Hope” a reality for all those we serve.

The Family Justice Center of Washington County is located at 735 SW 158th Avenue in Beaverton and will have its grand opening on April 12, 2018. I am proud to serve as the board president and encourage you to visit the Family Justice Center website for more information.

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