La Jolla Rotarians refurbish domestic violence center

More than 70 volunteers organized by the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary club gathered March 1 to refurbish the interior of the 22,000-square-foot San Diego Police Department’s Family Justice Center, 122 Broadway, Suite 200, in downtown San Diego.

In just over 12 hours, volunteers prepped, primed and painted many of the interior walls within the complex. Over several other days, volunteers and other businesses replaced 2,500 square feet of carpeting, cleaned the remaining carpeting, and added 12 pieces of large wall art with inspirational quotations from famous world leaders.

The work was performed for the San Diego Police Department in order to better serve the families traumatized by domestic violence and in anticipation of a worldwide convention of Family Justice Centers held recently in San Diego.

The Family Justice Center project was inspired by the work of the late Stu Brown of University City, a charter member of this Rotary club and longtime supporter of the San Diego Police and Fire departments.