Across the country and around the world community leaders, advocates, law-enforcement agencies, service providers, shelters, and concerned community leaders are exploring the possibility of starting a Family Justice Center in their own community.

San Diego Family Justice Center Ribbon Cutting 

Today, there are over 80 operating Family Justice Centers or similar models and over 100 communities in some stage of planning for a Family Justice Center or similar co-located, multi-disciplinary approach across the country and around the world. Family Justice Centers have developed through a variety of funding sources, both private and public. Each model is different and has unique characteristics depending on the needs of a local community.

The Alliance has identified 3 essential phases to start and sustain a healthy Family Justice Center (click on each step to learn more):

Phase I – History and Fundamentals

Learn more about the history of the Family Justice Center movement and understand the fundamental principles involved in developing and operating a Center.

Phase II – Orientation Process

Go through an Orientation Process to get ready to start a Family Justice Center by providing key information and resources related to development and operation.

Phase III – Assessment, Implementation, and Support

Involves three components:

1. Community Assessment - assess a community's readiness for creating a Family Justice Center.

2. Strategic Planning and Implementation – create a strategic plan and steps for implementing that plan.

3. Sustainability and Support – occurs after the Center has opened and includes sustainability and support services to maintain a successful, healthy Center.


For more information and to get started, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (888) 511-3522.

National Family Justice Center Alliance
707 Broadway, Suite 700, San Diego, CA 92101
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