Idaho Press- Tribune- NAMPA — The Nampa Family Justice Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Friday.

The center has served nearly 15,000 adults and 9,800 children who are suffering from family violence. The celebration will be held a month ahead of the actual anniversary to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is observed in October.
“It has not been an easy road for us; we have had hurdles and setbacks in becoming successful,” Director Criselda De La Cruz said in a statement. “But our top priority has been constant: Provide the best services in one location for our clients and help them successfully maneuver through the justice system.”
The center also received a $75,000 STOP Sexual Assault grant this week. The grant provides funding for a trained nurse to conduct sexual assault exams at local hospitals. Sexual assault victims can be examined at local hospitals beginning the week of Nov. 15
“It’s going to be a great program for our community,” De La Cruz said. “St. Luke’s, Saint Alphonsus and West Valley Medical Center have partnered with us and are helping us be successful. “… The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, Nampa and Caldwell police departments are also working closely with us. This is a great partnership and excellent example of dedication by all.” The Nampa Family Justice Center is at the corner of Third Street and 13th Avenue in Nampa. The anniversary celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Friday and will include tours of the facility.
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