Location: 600 Jefferson Street, Suite 500 Phone: (240) 773-0444 Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Montgomery County Family Justice Center is a comprehensive one stop shop for victims of family violence and their children. The center co-locates multiple agencies to provide coordinated advocacy, law enforcement, civil legal services and social services for wrap-around support for families. Your safety is our first priority. Our goal is to help you in a specially designed facility where you and your children can feel safe and comfortable.
The Family Justice Center is located at
600 Jefferson Street, Suite 500, Rockville, Maryland (on Route 355, the intersection
of Rockville Pike and Jefferson Street).
The Family Justice Center is accessible by
public transportation, the Rockville Metro Station, and is near the Rockville District
and Circuit courts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Domestic Violence Assistance
How can the Court help protect me from further violence?
Upon the filing of a petition, the Court can issue a protective order to prevent or deter the recurrence of acts of family abuse against you. Violence or threats not involving family may be addressed with a peace order. When you visit the program, the staff will determine which petition is appropriate for your situation.
A petition for a protective order protecting against further acts of violence by an intimate partner is filed in District Court or Circuit Court. A petition for a peace order, to protect against violence by others, is filed with the District Court.
If granted, the order will be issued on a temporary basis. This order is good for no more than 7 days after it is served. Another hearing will be held and a final order may be issued. If issued, a protective order is good for up to 12 months and a peace order is good for 6 months.
Click here to view a summary chart showing who is eligible for court services, what acts are prohibited and the kinds of protection that the court may order.
Judicial Center, 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Normal Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Notice Regarding Building access to the Montgomery County Circuit Court:
The building will open at 7:30 AM Monday through Friday.
The building will close at 6:00 PM on Monday and Friday, and at 8:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
(Effective Date:4/12/2013) Please pardon our construction progress!!
The Montgomery County Circuit Court is expanding and as we renovate the court and construct a new annex, please follow our progress at Please follow our progress at Judicial Center Annex website.
Due to construction, the Montgomery County Circuit Court Maryland Avenue entrance to the Judicial Center will be closed to staff and pedestrian traffic for approximately 6 months starting on or about September 10, 2012. Signage will be posted on and around the exterior of the building as well as in the Rockville Core area directing people to enter through the Monroe Street side of the building or the Terrace level entrance from the Executive Office Building.
Almost the entire atrium portion of the Lobby will be blocked from usage, therefore space will be tight and we ask for your indulgence. Again, please pardon our progress and thank you for your patience.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE: All Sheriff's sales and other legal auctions have moved to the Judicial Center's Monroe Street Entrance. Attorney, law enforcement, juror, employee and all other pedestrian access to the Judicial Center will be exclusively through the Monroe Street or Montgomery County Executive Office Building cafeteria entrances.