Susun Kim, Executive Director
Executive Director of the Contra Costa Family Justice Center since March 2014, Susun is a family law attorney with extensive litigation experience in domestic violence matters. Previously, she was Managing Attorney of Bay Area Legal Aid’s Contra Costa/Marin/Napa Regional Office for 10 years. Susun is a 1991 graduate of New York University School of Law.
Susun enjoys creating new projects and participating in collaborative initiatives. She chairs the steering committees of the Contra Costa Alliance to End Abuse and Stand Together Contra Costa, and serves as executive committee member of the California Family Justice Center Network. She has helped develop a countywide violence prevention plan, a public-private partnership to address elder abuse, a pilot restorative justice project, and a Housing First model for domestic violence survivors. She also created the Family Justice Institute, which provides free community training on topics related to interpersonal violence throughout the year.
Susun has extensive training and facilitation experience and previously served as faculty for national training institutes hosted by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic Violence. She is 2020 Assembly District 14 Woman of the Year and 2021 Senate District 7 Woman of the Year.
Reina Sandoval-Beverly, Center Director
An advocate and activist for over 30 years, Reina is locally and nationally recognized as an effective trainer, group facilitator, curriculum developer and program administrator. She has led community-based organizations and programs in Solano and Contra Costa County including the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center, STAND! For Families Free of Violence, Community Violence Solutions’ Safe 4 Us Supervised Visitation & Exchange Program and Solano Women’s Crisis Center. She serves as consultant/advisor to initiatives including the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, A Call to Men and the Collective Healing and Transformative Justice Project (CHAT). Reina is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by intimate partner violence, and specializes in survivor advocacy, restorative justice practices, and working with individuals who cause harm. As a long-time resident of Solano County and the proud mother of two sons, she looks forward to working together with Solano partners to strengthen community safety and healing for individuals and families.
Natalie Oleas, Training Director
Natalie, a native Californian, has worked as a survivor advocate for fifteen years and currently directs the Central Contra Costa Family Justice Center. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2011, where her studies centered on victim advocacy, criminal procedure, and civil rights. While living in Massachusetts, she worked as Legal Consultant for a local Rape Crisis Center. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara, where she double majored in English and Sociology and worked as a Speaker for the Rape Prevention Education Program. She was a Certified Rape Crisis Counselor in California and Massachusetts. She is proud to be the coordinator for the Domestic Violence Multidisciplinary Team (DV MDT), the Human Trafficking Multidisciplinary Team (HT MDT), the Domestic Violence Death Review Team, the Strangulation Task Force, as well as Director of CCFJC’s Concord Center. She is strongly committed to a holistic approach to justice and healing.
Jes Moniz, Family Justice Center Clinical Director
Jes,a licensed practitioner in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), began her professional journey in the mental health sector in 2013. She formerly oversaw the Community-Based Counseling Program at JFK School of Psychology, National University. Her experience includes assisting at-risk and foster youth, and supporting families grappling with grief and loss. Passionate about personal and professional development, Jes is committed to empowering clients to realize their inherent strengths and cultivate resilience.
Lupe Marin-Chavez, Supervised Visitation & Exchange Specialist
Lupe has been a Solano resident for 4 years. She has worked as an advocate to support the community with housing, medical needs, and healing from interpersonal violence through navigation, case management, and peer counseling. Lupe comes from a Mexican immigrant family, and her passion is her community. She is dedicated to understanding and supporting those around her and seeks to learn how to serve others better.
Mayra Sanchez, Project Coordinator
Mayra has 10+ years of experience in direct client services. She lives in Solano County, and she is excited to be working in her community to better serve survivors of interpersonal violence. When she is not working, Mayra enjoys being a soccer mom and cheering on her kids.
Dulce Prado, Project Assistant
Dulce, a Solano County resident, is the first point of contact when clients walk in or call the center. She enjoys meeting everyone that comes to the FJC and takes pride in being able to connect individuals with services they need. Dulce enjoys spending her free time with friends and family.
Denisha Bernstine, Project Assistant
Denisha has worked in the customer service field in Solano and Contra Costa Counties for over 15 years. Her experience includes working with local homeless folks and mentoring school children. Denisha enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, and making art. As a proud mother and activist, she is excited to help make our community a safer place for our future leaders.
Isabella Valladares, Administrator
The Office of Family Violence Prevention (OFVP) has worked collaboratively with local public and private organizations to reduce family violence in Solano County since 1998, and is a long-time Family Justice Center partner. OFVP Social Workers provide navigation at the Family Justice Center Solano. The OFVP Team works with clients to assess their immediate and safety needs, and identify their goals to make appropriate connections. They serve as the client’s single, trusted point of contact, helping them to connect with all the services they need. Additionally, OFVP has a focus on prevention and outreach. Office of Family Violence Prevention
Lori Frank’s legacy
Lori Frank was a dedicated volunteer who spent many years helping Solano County survivors and families before her passing in 2021. We are proud to support the event she organized, now called the Annual Lori Frank Memorial Health Fair in her honor. The Health Fair brings together community residents with dozens of organizations providing information, entertainment, vaccinations, and free dental care. Read about last year’s Health Fair here.
Family Justice Centers – Contra Costa and Solano
The Family Justice Center Solano is part of the Family Justice Center, which also has three locations providing navigation, programs and co-located services for survivors and their families in Contra Costa County. Visit the Contra Costa Family Justice Center site.
Relationships with partner organizations are at the heart of the Family Justice Center’s work to connect families seeking safety and healing with compassionate and convenient resources. We invite you to join us in providing services to families impacted by intimate partner violence. We’re stronger together!