The President’s Family Justice Center Initiative Best Practices

 In October, 2003, President George W. Bush announced the creation of the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative. The $20 million Initiative created specialized “one stop shop,” co-located, multi-disciplinary service centers for victims of family violence and their children. The centers, commonly referred to as “family justice centers,” are based on the San Diego Family Justice Center model (www.familyjusticecenter.org); they are designed to reduce the number of places victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse must go to receive needed services.