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3rd Annual Lips Don't Lie: June 29, 2017

Don't miss another anticipated performance from Paris Sukomi Max! She and her divas will be putting on one of their fabulous Drag Queen shows to benefit the SD Family Justice Center Foundation. Doors open at 6:30 PM. $5 cover charge gets you in! We will have amazing raffle prizes and drink specials.

Giving Tuesday: November 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday 2016! After shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, give back to those who need help on Giving Tuesday. You can easily donate from the comfort of your home by clicking the donate button on our home page. It's that easy!

Presenting to Verizon

In October 2016, the SDFJC Foundation's Executive Director Kelley Rogers, supported by Staff Attorney Sarah Lugo and Pro Bono Attorney Steven Aicher, presented to employees of Verizon Wireless about domestic violence, how it affects the workplace and the resources we provide. Advisory Board Member Kena Galvan also attended and provided additional information regarding the social and legal services we have available.

4/26/2017: Denim Day

Wear jeans in support of Sexual Assault Awareness. Take pictures of you, your co-workers, and friends and post them on our FB page using #denimday.

HISTORY: “An 18-year old girl is picked up by her married 45-year old driving instructor for her very first lesson. He takes her to an isolated road, pulls her out of the car, wrestles her out of one leg of her jeans and forcefully rapes her. Threatened with death if she tells anyone, he makes her drive the car home. Later that night she tells her parents, and they help and support her to press charges. The perpetrator gets arrested and is prosecuted. He is convicted of rape and sentenced to jail.

He appeals the sentence. The case makes it all the way to the Italian Supreme Court. Within a matter of days the case against the driving instructor is overturned, dismissed, and the perpetrator released. In a statement by the Chief Judge, he argued, “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.”

Enraged by the verdict, within a matter of hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into immediate action and protested by wearing jeans to work. This call to action motivated and emboldened the California Senate and Assembly to do the same, which in turn spread to Patricia Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, and Denim Day in LA was born. The first Denim Day in LA was in April 1999, and has continued every year since.”

10/23/2015: Board President Alexia E. Peters receives Breaking Away Award of Excellence

KUSI and Torrey Pines Bank are delighted to honor Alexia Peters, the former Executive Director of the San Diego Family Justice Center Foundation at the San Diego Family Justice Center (FJC) and a graduate of California Western School of Law, with the Breaking Away Award of Excellence. She’s been practicing law for 6 years and started as a volunteer for the FJC, a collaborative one-stop shop for abused women and children, and has now made it her life’s mission to help people in full force.

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