Dear Friends and Supporters of the Family Justice Center Movement,

Alliance for HOPE International is excited and pleased to share with you that the City of San Diego is seeking candidates to fill the new Executive Director position at the nationally known San Diego Family Justice Center. You can find more details by visiting the City’s website HERE. The Alliance looks forward to supporting the San Diego Family Justice Center throughout this exciting journey into the future.  The Center needs strong, visionary, capable leadership as we pursue a county-wide Family Justice Center vision in the years ahead.

The San Diego Family Justice Center

In 2002, the City of San Diego opened the San Diego Family Justice Center (FJC) under the visionary leadership of Casey Gwinn and Gael Strack.  City Attorney Casey Gwinn and Police Chief David Bejarano came together to create the largest model of its kind ever developed. Together, they brought over 25 agencies/programs under one roof to serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking in the center of Downtown San Diego. The City of San Diego co-located the City Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit, the Domestic Violence Unit from the Police Department and staff from a host of community-based domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking, and elder abuse agencies. Family Justice/Multi-Agency Centers are now considered a best practice by the Department of Justice and are supported by evidence-based research.  Today, there are over 100 open FJCs in the United States with another 40 around the world. Beginning July 1, the City Attorney’s Office will manage the day to day operations of the San Diego Family Justice Center. To learn more about the Center visit  https://www.sandiego.gov/sandiegofamilyjusticecenter/

The Position

The FJC is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary center designed to provide comprehensive and coordinated services to victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as to victims of other forms of family violence. From one location, the FJC includes governmental and non-profit agencies and their services in a safe and collaborative environment. This new position, which reports directly to the City Attorney, offers an outstanding opportunity to facilitate the transition of the FJC to the Office of the City Attorney for Fiscal Year 2019. The Executive Director will evaluate the current structure and on-going needs of the FJC, and facilitate the transfer of the FJC to the Office of the City Attorney.  The Executive Director will manage the FJC services, activities, and staff. Other responsibilities will include maintaining statistics, completing periodic progress reports, and seeking grant funding opportunities. Community outreach and marketing of the FJC will also be a major priority for the Executive Director. You can find more details about the job requirements, application process, and expectations HERE.

With Great HOPE,

Casey Gwinn, President

Gael Strack, Chief Executive Officer

Alliance for HOPE International

Co-founders of the San Diego Family Justice Center