SJ County Family Justice Center
Suzanne Schultz, serves
as the Program Manager of the San Joaquin County Family Justice Center. Ms. Schultz has been a public servant in the
criminal justice system since 1985, and has been a staff member of the District
Attorney's office since 1988.
Ms. Schultz’ duties include overseeing
the Family Justice Center and providing support to partner agencies in the
delivery of services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual
assault, elder abuse, stalking, and human trafficking. The Family Justice Center brought together,
under one roof, many of the outstanding service providers of San Joaquin County
so victims in trauma no longer have to travel to multiple locations to access
services and support.
Schultz provides community outreach in the areas of domestic violence, elder
abuse, and human trafficking prevention. She provides countywide training
for the law enforcement and community organizations of San Joaquin County.
Ms. Schultz serves as Chair
of the San Joaquin County Domestic Violence Task Force; member of the San
Joaquin County Human Trafficking Task Force; Chair of the Education/Outreach
sub-committee of the Human Trafficking Task Force; and Instructor for the
California District Attorneys Association's National Elder Abuse Symposium.
"As a lifelong
resident of San Joaquin County, I take tremendous pride in being a
dedicated public servant to the citizens of our community and I am passionate
about my job. I see individuals of every race, age, and economic
background listed as victims in crime reports. Many victims have not had previous
experience with the criminal justice system. I utilize my skills,
experience, and educational background, to assist victims through the criminal
justice process. My goal is to keep victims informed so they know what to
expect as they go through the court experience, thereby reducing their fears
and concerns. Additionally, I share with the community what I see in my
job. My hope is that through my outreach, they will possess the knowledge
necessary to keep them from being victims.”