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Family Justice Center


Jill Smialek, Manager
216.443.7347

The Family justice Center is a partnership between the Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland. We can help with complex cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and stalking.

Many people feel overwhelmed when trying to ask for help with these issues. If you have questions about how to live a life free of violence, please call or visit. A victim advocate can help you with protection orders, communication with the police or prosecutors, and access to counseling or other services.

We have on-site partnerships with the Witness/Victim Service Center, Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, FrontLine Services, City of Cleveland Prosecutor, Cleveland Police, and the Division of Children & Family Services. 

All services are free and private. Each client is empowered to ask for help from the services he or she desires; services from any particular agency are not mandatory.

We are located at 75 Erieview Plaza, 5th Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.  Our building is located at E. 12th. It is a 7 story, white building just north of the Galleria Shopping Mall. The sign in the lobby says “Broadvox Technology”.

No appointment is needed. Please visit between 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday. If you are coming to file a protection order, please try to arrive early in the day and bring a photo ID, and the name, date of birth and address of the person you are filing against.