The founders of the San Diego Family Justice Center, Casey Gwinn, Esq. and Gael Strack, Esq., launched the Family Justice Center Alliance after the development of the President's Family Justice Center Initiative in 2004. At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, the San Diego Family Justice Center team was asked to develop a technical assistance program to support new and developing Centers across the country to be modeled after the San Diego Family Justice Center. In 2015, the Family Justice Center Alliance became a program of Alliance for HOPE International after a two-year re-branding process. The Family Justice Center Alliance, however, continues to expand and broaden its services in response to the increasing demand for technical assistance (consulting, training, planning, and support services) from existing and developing Family Justice Centers and other types of multi-agency coordinated community responses in the United States and around the world. The Family Justice Center Alliance (FJCA), as a program of Alliance for HOPE International, serves as the clearinghouse, research center, and national affiliation organization for all Family Justice Centers and similar multi-agency, multi-disciplinary service delivery models serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and other forms of abuse and oppression. The FJCA’s online Resource Library is the most comprehensive resource available for communities seeking to develop Family Justice Centers or similar multi-agency models designed to better meet the needs of survivors and their children by bringing services together under one roof.
The FJCA serves as the comprehensive technical assistance and training provider for the United States Department of Justice for federally funded Centers. The FJCA also works with Centers outside the federal initiative in the U.S. and abroad. There are currently 90 operating Centers in the United States and Centers in more than ten other countries. There are over 100 more Centers currently developing in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central America. The FJCA is regularly hired by local communities, local government agencies, or corporate funders to provide strategic planning services in order to develop new Centers or similar multi-agency collaboratives.