Developing FJC State Legislation Checklist

This Developing FJC State Legislation Checklist, developed by the Alliance, provides key steps to work towards Family Justice Center legislation at the state level. Family Justice Center legislation will define FJCs in specific states, develop best practices, protect confidentiality, and set requirements for the role of onsite and offsite partners. It also authorizes government entities to develop state funding streams to help sustain FJCs, which can also be useful in the creation of a statewide initiative. This checklist includes the following sections to support the development of state legislation: do your research; build relationships at local, state, and federal levels; create awareness of FJCs in your state; host an event for policymakers and elected officials; and utilize evaluation and outcomes to make your pitch.