Survivors Justice Center is a newly-formed, non-profit organization, founded by attorney Elic Anbar, providing free legal services and social services support to survivors of sexual assault. After years of practicing law in the criminal and civil courts, Mr. Anbar followed his passion and founded SJC with a mission of helping those survivors of sexual violence who were falling through the cracks of the justice system.
SJC uses the process of the civil courts to hold perpetrators accountable, while creating a safe nurturing environment, providing free legal services and working collaboratively with other not-for-profit organizations to meet the individual needs of clients, such as counseling, shelter and social services support. Together with its clients, SJC determines the best legal path, whether it is going to civil trial, participating in mediation, or using a restorative justice model.
Through its client-centered model that takes into consideration each victim’s individual needs, SJC explores the resources available and decides on the next steps. Those steps may include getting clients the non-legal services they need, such as counseling or shelter. It may also mean waiting to start a civil suit until the survivor is emotionally ready or initiating a legal case immediately.
“Although crime has been on the decline in cities across the U.S., the latest FBI report states that there is a 20% increase in the reporting of rape and sexual assault, placing it at an unprecedented high level,” concludes Mr. Anbar. “There needs to be an end to sexual violence. By making perpetrators accountable for their crimes presents the means to that end for victims.”
Donations are being sought to open the first SJC center in New York City in early 2019. Visit www.survivorsjusticecenter.org.
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Company Name: CATHY CALLEGARI PUBLIC RELATIONS INC
Contact Person: Cathy Callegari
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Address:220 Riverside Boulevard – 14G
City: New York
Country: United States