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It is the goal of LillyBrooke Family Justice Center to provide a safe and welcoming environment where victims of family violence including; child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and stalking can go for support and services. Se habla Espanol.
Crisis Intervention: During your first visit to LillyBrooke Family Justice Center, a Victims Advocate will help determine what services you need. The Victims Advocate will take the appropriate next steps including making referrals to LillyBrooke partners. Crisis intervention may include many of the described services below, depending on the services you identify that you need or want.
Safety Planning: Creating a safety plan can reduce your and your family’s risk of being harmed and can be made for a variety of situations and at any time. A safety plan can help identify methods and resources that can help keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency.
Risk of Danger Assessment: The Risk of Danger Assessment is an instrument that helps determine risk factors associated with homicides of battered women and batterers. Our staff cannot predict what will happen in your case, but the assessment can help you be aware of how many risk factors apply to your situation and help develop a safety plan.
Advocacy: Our staff is experienced in providing assistance to those victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or elder abuse. Victim Advocates provide emotional support and are familiar with resources within the community that may be helpful to you.
Police Reports: If you experienced domestic violence in Bonner County and wish to report the incident or incidents to police, a law enforcement officer can meet with you at LillyBrooke. If you sustained injuries and need documentation appropriate authorities can be called. Our staff is also available to document if preferred. If you experience domestic violence outside Bonner County, our staff can call the law enforcement agency where the incident or incidents occurred and request an officer come to LillyBrooke. In some cases the report may be taken over the phone.
Civil Protective Orders: If you are experiencing stalking, dating/domestic violence or harassment, LillyBrooke staff can assist you with filing for a Civil Protection Order. Screenings are done in person, on a walk-in basis, or by appointment.
Counseling: Experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence can be traumatic and have long lasting effects on one’s emotional and physical well-being. LillyBrooke will work with you to select the best counselor to meet your needs. We will also assist you in filing any necessary paperwork for Crime Victims Compensation.
Starting November 2019, counseling services will be offered at LillyBrooke for anyone in Crisis. Please talk to an advocate if you are in need.
Emergency Shelter: If you and your children are in danger and need emergency shelter, Victim Advocates at LillyBrooke will work with you to access emergency shelter to help keep you and your family safe.
Certified Facility Dog: Facility dogs work with clients with special needs in a visitation, education, criminal justice or health care setting. Ken is a Courthouse Facility Dog who specializes in making children and vulnerable people more at ease during the criminal justice process.
Forensic Interviews: A forensic interview is conducted at LillyBrooke Family Justice Center when there has been a report to law enforcement or the Department of Health and Welfare/Child Protective Services that a child may have been a victim of physical or sexual abuse or when a child may have witnessed a violent crime.
Information and Referrals to other critical services including: Legal Aid Representation Divorce and Custody paperwork Court Assistance Officer Other community resources as needed