VOICES is a national advocacy committee whose members, many of which have received services at a Family Justice Center, are survivors of domestic violence now celebrating their strength and survival by using their voices in the hopes of helping others through advocacy, education, and empowerment. VOICES seeks to develop communication protocols, opportunities for public speaking and advocacy, and a strategic plan for development of national chapters.
To access the San Diego VOICES website, click here.
VOICES was launched in San Diego in 2003. At that time, members of VOICES served as an advisory committee for the San Diego Family Justice Center, assisted with training, and spoke at various public events to bring awareness to the services provided at the Family Justice Center.
VOICES is developing an outreach effort to create a nationwide group of survivors to educate the public about family violence, and support new and existing Family Justice Centers. This movement is supported with consulting support from Dr. Diane Lass (Hope and Strength Psychological Services – San Diego FJC).
VOICES San Diego
VOICES San Diego members have developed a speaker’s bureau and are available to speak at community events, trainings, and conferences. Members regularly communicate with elected officials, appear at media events, speak at educational and awareness programs, advocate for change and increase support for victims and their families. To learn more, click here.
VOICES chapters have been founded at Family Justice Centers across the country. For more information about existing VOICES Chapters or how to start a VOICES Chapter, contact the Assistant Director of Technical Assistance. Interested communities can also view a webinar on “How to Start Your Own VOICES Chapter within a Family Justice Center” and other publications under the “VOICES” category in our online Resource Library.