By Laura Maggi
When the Family Justice Center opened in 2007, the idea was simple: locate all the services a victim of domestic violence might need under one roof.
Semeko Cox, right, a domestic violence counselor, and Misty Miller-Frye, center, an interdiction specialist, discuss a domestic survivor's case at the Family Justice Center in New Orleans in October.
Since then, the fledgling center has helped protect more than 2,000 abuse victims and their children by giving them immediate access to police, legal advocates, sexual abuse experts and counselors. Organizers have won national praise, even landing a visit to the White House.
Now, the center's proponents are asking Mayor Mitch Landrieu for help in making the project a permanent fixture in New Orleans.