Mission

Mission Statement

interior_heart_handsNew Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location.

National Network to End Domestic Violence

  • More than 1 in 3 women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking in their lifetime and approximately 7 million women are raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former intimate partner each year.
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 77 men has experienced rape in her or his lifetime.
  • Nationwide, an average of 3 women are killed by a current or former intimate partner every day.
  • Approximately 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year.
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.
  • Children exposed to violence are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, engage in teenage prostitution, and commit sexual assault crimes.
  • Children exposed to violence are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, engage in teenage prostitution, and commit sexual assault crimes.
  • A 2009 study found that the costs associated with murder are staggering high: the average victim costs exceed $6.5 million, with more than $426,000 in justice system costs.
  • In the U.S., rape is the most costly crime to its victims, totally $127 billion a year, which includes medical costs, lost earnings, pain, suffering, and lost quality of life.
  • Domestic violence has been estimated to cost employers in the United States up to $13 billion each year. Between one quarter and one half of domestic violence victims report that they lost a job, at least in part, due to domestic violence.