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We develop and support local Family Justice Centers that help victims and their children find all the services they need in ONE PLACE - police officers, prosecutors, advocates, chaplains, counselors, medical professionals, and others.

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Family Justice Center Guiding Principles

The Family Justice Center Guiding Principles, developed by the Alliance Advisory Board, are the fundamental values that should direct the vision, service delivery, and environment of a Family Justice Center.

Safety-Focused:

Increase safety, promote healing, and foster empowerment through services for victims and their children

 

 

Victim-Centered:

Provide victim-centered services that promote victim autonomy

 

 

Culturally Competent:

Commitment to the utilization of culturally competent services approaches that are measurable and behavior based

 

 

Intervene and Prevent:

Engage all communities through outreach and community education

 

 

Survivor-Driven:

Shape services to clients by asking them what they need

 

 

Transformative (willing to change):

Evaluate and adjust services by including survivor input and evidence-based best practices

 

 

Relationship-Based:

Maintain close working relationships among all collaborators/agencies (law enforcement, prosecution, community- based domestic violence programs, shelters and other social services)

 

 

Prevention-Oriented:

Integrate primary, secondary and tertiary prevention approaches into all initiatives, programs, and projects

 

 

Kind-Hearted:

Develop a Family Justice Center community that values, affirms, recognizes and supports staff, volunteers, and clients

 

 

Empowered:

Offer survivors a place to belong even after crisis intervention services are no longer necessary

 

 

Offender Accountability:

Increase offender accountability through evidence based prosecution strategies
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