Family Justice Centers are multi-agency, multi-disciplinary service centers that provide co-located services to victims of inter-personal violence including, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder or dependent adult abuse, and human trafficking. Both public and private partner agencies assign staff on a full-time or part-time basis to provide victim services in one safe place. Centers focus on reducing the number of times victims tell their story, the number of places victims must go for help, and look to increase access to services and support for victims and their children.
Partner agencies at a Family Justice Center and Multi-Agency Centers may be comprised of, but are not limited to:
- Community-based rape crisis, domestic violence, and human trafficking advocates
- Law enforcement personnel
- Prosecuting attorneys
- Victim-witness program personnel
- Domestic violence shelter service staff
- Social service agency staff members
- Child welfare agency social workers
- City or county public assistance workers
- Mental health professionals
- Civil legal service providers
More information about the Family Justice Center movement is available from Alliance for Hope International and the National Family Justice Center Alliance at familyjusticecenter.org.