Governance – FJCs

FJC Governance Options – Alliance for HOPE International – 2011
Created by the Alliance in January of 2011, this webinar training, FJC Governance Options, presents information relevant to developing Family Justice Centers. FJC Governance Options provides an overview of the different options for governance of your Center. In addition, the webinar details the advantages and disadvantages of each option and also provides examples of operating Centers using each option, respectively.

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Articles of Incorporation – Family Advocacy Center and Education Services, Inc. – 2006
Created in May of 2006, this is the Articles of Incorporation for the Family Advocacy Center and Education Services (FACES).

 

 

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By-Laws – San Diego Family Justice Center – 2003
Created by the San Diego Family Justice Center in 2003, these are the original By-Laws for the San Diego Family Justice Center Foundation. This document can be used for a template for Family Justice Centers interested in developing their own foundation or separate 501 (c) 3.

 

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By-Laws of FACES – Family Advocacy Center and Education Services, Inc. – 2006
Created in May of 2006, this document consists of the Bylaws of the Family Advocacy Center and Education Services (FACES).

 

 

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Examining Governance Structures for FJCs – Strack & Wilson – 2009
Created by Gael Strack and Charles Wilson in 2009, this PowerPoint presentation focuses on examining governance structure options for Family Justice Centers. It outlines the various governance options, details the pros and cons of each structure, and discusses the evolution of San Diego’s FJC.

 

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Governance Structure Options Matrix – Alliance for HOPE International – 2009
Created by the National Family Justice Center Alliance, this matrix outlines the fiscal, legal, planning, operations, and policy oversight responsibilities for each of the governance structure options. It also points to the Public Agency Host Model and the Private Non-Profit Agency Model as the two most viable structures at the outset of a new FJC and discusses the advantages and disadvantages for each.

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 Inter-Local Agreement – Pierce County Family Justice Center – 2010
Created in March of 2010, this is the Inter-Local Agreement for the Tacoma Family Justice Center, an agreement providing for the creation and operation of a combined City of Tacoma-Pierce County domestic violence treatment and prevention center.

 

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Organizational Chart – City of San Diego – 2010
This is the 2010 organizational chart for all city functions of the city of San Diego, including the Family Justice Center.

 

 

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White Paper: President’s Family Justice Center Initiative Governance Structure Options – Wilson, Gwinn & Strack – 2005
Prepared by Casey Gwinn, Gael Strack, and Charles Wilson in April of 2005, this paper draws on the knowledge of existing Child Advocacy Centers and the San Diego Family Justice Center to identify possible options for communities to consider when developing the governance structure of their Family Justice Center.

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Leadership Toolkit – Alliance for HOPE International

Created by the Alliance in 2009, and updated in 2017, this toolkit is designed to assist Family Justice Centers with hiring an Executive Director and developing a short-term and long-term succession planning. This toolkit contains sample job descriptions, interview questions, and performance evaluation tools.

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