About Affiliation

The Family Justice Center Alliance, a program of Alliance for HOPE International, is honored to support formally affiliated Family Justice Centers and Multi-Agency Models across the United States. We strongly recommend our affiliated Centers to funders in the public and private sector. Affiliated Centers have demonstrated their commitment to the Guiding Principles of the Family Justice Center movement, a close working relationship with our national technical assistance and training program, and a focus on providing trauma-informed care for survivors and their children.

The Family Justice Center Alliance offers two levels of affiliation, each designed to reflect the individual needs of local communities, while ensuring adherence to best practices and trauma-informed approaches in service provision. These standards ensure communities are creating systems change and challenging the traditional way of providing services to victims and their children by bundling services and integrating critical service providers from the advocacy and criminal justice systems.

Levels of affiliation include Affiliated Multi-Agency Models and Affiliated Family Justice Centers.

 

Affiliated Multi-Agency Models

To be considered an Affiliated Multi-Agency Model, applicants must:

  • Have at least three different co-located service providers
  • Adhere to and demonstrate the implementation of Family Justice Center Guiding Principles in service delivery
  • Engage meaningfully with Alliance for HOPE’s technical assistance team
  • Provide requested statistics and data to Alliance for HOPE

 

Affiliated Family Justice Center Models

To be considered an affiliated Family Justice Center, applicants must:

  • Have a centralized intake process and an information sharing process with a minimum of the following, full-time, co-located partner agencies:
    • A community-based organization (at least one: DV or SA Program)
    • Law enforcement investigators/detectives
    • Specialized prosecution unit
    • Civil legal services
  • Adhere to and demonstrate the implementation of Family Justice Center Guiding Principles in service delivery
  • Engage meaningfully with Alliance for HOPE’s technical assistance team
  • Provide requested statistics and data to Alliance for HOPE

Affiliated Centers are identified by the Alliance every two years. Centers affiliated with the Alliance have demonstrated the integration of the Family Justice Center Guiding Principles into service provision, their policies and procedures are in accordance to promising practices, and leadership is involved and participates with the Alliance on a regular basis as defined below. For a list of Affiliated Centers, click here.

The general process is as follows:

  1. Interested Center submits an Initial Affiliation Application;
  2. The Center participates in a One-hour orientation call with the Alliance;
  3. The Center completes the Formal Affiliation Application and submits supplementary documentation;
  4. The FJCA Team reviews application and materials;
  5. A Center’s affiliation status is determined;
  6. The Center signs and returns the Memorandum of Agreement;
  7. The Center is affiliated for a two-year period.

To request an application please contact us.