FJCs and Other Similar Models
The Future of the Family Justice Center Movement – Alliance – 2016
Gael Strack, Casey Gwinn and Listbet Perez will provide a one-hour window into the current trends and future pathways for the national and international Family Justice Center movement. Today, the National Institute of Justice has identified 137 FJC/MA Models in the US and Alliance for HOPE International has identified similar models in more than 15 countries around the world. More than 100 Family Justice Centers and MA models are in development in the US alone. Gael and Casey will talk about smart practices, shortcomings, challenges, and opportunities in the diverse multi-agency models in rural, tribal, suburban, and urban settings. Casey Gwinn first proposed the vision for a Family Justice Center in 1989. Gael Strack served as the Director of the first Family Justice Center in America – the San Diego Family Justice Center. Lisbet Perez, the Director of Proyecto Esperanza, an advocacy and empowerment program for Latina survivors and their children, will talk about the needs of survivors that should be addressed in FJC/MA Models.
Applying FJC Principles to Suburban – Adam & Bell – 2009
Presented by Susan Adams and Judy Bell in April of 2009, this PowerPoint addresses applying FJC principles to suburban and medium communities. Using the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center as an example, FJC principles, governing structures, funding and sustainability, and community partners are discussed.
Family Justice Center Statewide Initiative – 2013
Created by the Alliance this toolkit shares and overview of the California Family Justice Center Statewide Initiative, discusses the sites, processes, outcomes and lessons learned throughout this initiative funded by BlueShield of California Foundation.
Hope for Hurting Families – A Guide to Co-Located Services in the Middle East – Vital Voices & Alliance – 2010
Created by the Alliance and Vital Voices Global Partnership in 2010, this manual is now a by-product of the ongoing effort to create a pilot Family Justice Center in Jordan. It is intended to be a resource to communities across the Middle East in seeking to elevate the human rights of women, preserve and celebrate healthy, non-violent families, and advance social change in order to reduce honor killings, murders, murder-suicides, physical assaults of women, female genital mutilation, sexual assault, human trafficking, or forced prostitution. The focus is on using the power of the Family Justice Center model as the strategy to help achieve these ends. The manual includes philosophical issues about family protection, the Jordanian experience, practical lessons and examples from San Diego, and basic steps in seeking to develop Centers in the particular community applying the principles of the Family Justice Center movement.
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International Family Justice Center Models: Mexico – Alvarado – 2009
Created by Aixa Alvarado and presented at the 9th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference in April of 2009, this PowerPoint addresses international FJC models, and specifically that of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
New York City Family Justice Initiative – Patino – 2009
Created by Alexandra Patino, this PowerPoint discusses the New York City Family Justice Center Initiative. It provides an overview of domestic violence in New York City, the history and mission of the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, private-public partnerships, the FJC Initiative, which includes the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, the Queens Family Justice Center and the Bronx Family Justice Center, and more.
The Challenges Ahead: Stopping Domestic Violence Mass Murderers – Gwinn – 2011
Presented by Casey Gwinn at the National District Attorney’s Association National Multi-Disciplinary Domestic Violence Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in November of 2011, this presentation focuses on Stopping DV Mass Murderers. His presentation was built around the following premise: If domestic violence homicides are predictable, then domestic violence homicides are preventable. It is only a question of priorities, allocation of resources, and responsible use of all available information by a diverse group of multi-disciplinary professionals working in a Multi-Agency Team, High Risk Team, or Family Justice Center model.
The Public Sector – The American Lawyer – 2007
Published by The American Lawyer, this article showcases Casey Gwinn as one of forty-five young lawyers outside the private sector whose vision and commitment are changing lives.
Under One Roof – Stanford Journal of Social Innovation – Boss – 2011
Published by the Stanford Journal of Social Innovation, this article highlights the widespread movement and success of the Family Justice Center model. The article details the history of the FJC movement and also features specific models around the country. Boss also articulates the best practice, learning exchange environment that exists within the Family Justice Center model.