Official websites use

A website belongs to an official government organization in the City of Boston.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Last updated:

Dee Kennedy Family Justice Center

The Dee Kennedy Family Justice Center of Boston (FJC) is a community of agencies providing direct services to individuals and families in the City of Boston (and beyond) who have been affected by and/or exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, or human trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation.

Quick Exit


FJC partners are here to serve all victims and survivors free of charge, with attention to accessibility and cultural responsiveness. FJC partners support victims/survivors in attaining their full health potential and wellness as experienced and honored through their many intersecting identities (race, sex/gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, ability status, immigration status, religion, etc.).

Services include:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling/mentoring
  • Civil/legal services
  • Forensic medical services
  • Safety planning
  • Self-sufficiency programming
  • Connection to emergency shelter, substance abuse and mental health treatment
  • Employment support

If you are in immediate danger, call 911

SafeLink - Statewide Domestic Violence 24/7 Hotline: 1-877-785-2020

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Hotline: 800-841-8371

Partner Agencies

Partner Agencies

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

617-338-2355 (24 hour hotline)

Serving pan-Asian survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence in Greater Boston and Greater Lowell in 18 Asian languages and dialects.

Casa Myrna

1-877-785-2020 (24 hour hotline)

Casa Myrna is Boston's largest provider of shelter and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence, providing safety, resources, advocacy and information since 1977. Casa Myrna operates SafeLink, the statewide domestic violence hotline.

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

Office: 617-864-7600

Email MAPS

MAPS caseworkers offer crisis intervention, safety planning, information, guided referrals, medical and legal advocacy, supportive listening and related services around domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Network/La Red 

1-800-832-1901 (24 hour hotline)

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

800-841-8371 (24 hour hotline)

As the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area, BARCC provides counseling, medical and legal advocacy, case management, and prevention education to the community.

Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County

Office: 617-779-2146

The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County responds to concerns of child abuse and supports youth and their families through the comprehensive process of accessing safety and services.

EVA Center

Office: 617-779-2133

The EVA Center is a survivor-led organization that provides a wide range of continuous and comprehensive services for women exploited through prostitution and sex trafficking.

My Life, My Choice

Office: 617-396-7807

Led by survivors and grounded in the experiences of girls, boys, trans and non-binary youth who have survived  sexual exploitation, My Life My Choice provides mentoring services to empower youth to defend themselves and demand a society that does not tolerate the buying and selling of children.

Dress for Success Boston

Office: 617-779-2177

Dress for Success helps women achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Boston Police Department / Family Justice Group 

BPD Contact Information

Police Detectives investigate reported crimes involving domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and crimes against children. BPD's Civilian Advocates make referrals, explain police procedures, and provide safety planning, with or without a report to the police. 

Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau

Office: 617-619-4000

Visit the Victim Witness Assistance Program

The Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau encompasses the Child Protection Team, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, and the Human Trafficking Unit. Prosecutors, advocates, and investigators know it is often difficult for victims to report intimate partner violence or child abuse, and they are dedicated to making the process as safe and streamlined as possible. Victim Witness Advocates can answer questions about the criminal justice process, restraining orders, victim rights information, safety planning and referrals to community resources.



We are located at 989 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215.

Phone: 617-779-2100

Back to top