Center for abuse, trafficking victims opens in Las Vegas

A center dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking opened Thursday in Las Vegas.

The Family Justice Center, 861 N. Mojave Road, near Washington Avenue, is the result of a multiagency effort to centralize resources for victims.

At the center, victims will be able to file police reports, get free legal advice and help finding temporary housing and filing protection orders as well as get help obtaining U visas — nonimmigrant visas set aside for victims of crimes and their family members. The Family Justice Center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The center is located in the same building as The Harbor, the county’s new juvenile assessment center. The Harbor, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offers substance abuse treatment, counseling, tutoring and other services to troubled youths, Las Vegas police said.

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