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Presented at the Avon Global Summit on Women and Justice in Washington DC in March 2009

Presented at the Avon Global Summit on Women and Justice in Washington DC in March 2009

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  • “ Taking the Family Justice Center Vision Global” Casey Gwinn, J.D. President, Family Justice Center Alliance CEO, YWCA of San Diego County March 3, 2009 Email: casey@nfjca.org Website: www.familyjusticecenter.org Copyright 2009
  • FJC Vision Statement
    • A future where…
      • All the needs of victims are met
      • Children are protected
      • Violence fades,
      • Aggressors are held accountable
      • Economic justice increases,
      • Families heal and thrive,
      • Hope is realized, and
      • We ALL work together…
  • The Message: DREAM BIG!
  • Reaching the Vision is not an event… It is a long journey…
  • From the Women’s Movement, to the Sexual Assault Movement, to the Battered Women’s Movement (plus child protection movement…), intervention, to prevention, to specialization… Leading to…
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  • And…in the midst of our systems…we must never forget what victim’s are experiencing…
  • Key Principles
    • Survivor/Victim Centered
    • Accountable to Survivors
    • Responsive to Survivors – Focus Groups and Exit Interviews
    • Collaborative processes necessary to keep agencies working together in the same building
    • Constantly changing, growing, evolving…
    • The San Diego Family Justice Center…
    • www. familyjusticecenter.org
  • The San Diego Family Justice Center…
    • Police DV Unit/Elder Abuse Unit
    • City Attorney’s DV Unit/District Attorney’s Family Protection Division
    • 27 on-site public and private agency partners
    • TRO Clinic, Counseling, Food, Housing Assistance, Transportation, Cell phones, Shelter advocates, Disability community advocates, System advocates, Military advocates, Probation, DA Victim/Witness, and Services for Children, Mentoring
    • Forensic Medical Unit (Sharp’s Grossmont Hospital)
    • 120 Active Volunteers, including Chaplains and Chaplains Assistants
    • 20 Off-site partners/Part-time on-site
    • 120 professionals on-site daily focused on DV
    • Evaluation Committee – Focus Groups with Clients
    • San Diego Family Justice Center Foundation ($4.2 million raised in cash/in-kind since June, 2003)
  • Welcome to our Home…
    • Client enters the Front Porch at the Family Justice Center and checks in with the Receptionist.
  • Dining Room
  • Vision Economic Justice/Healing
    • Safe and Affordable Housing
    • Safe and Affordable Transportation
    • Safe and Affordable Childcare
    • Affordable Healthcare
    • Affordable Education/Job Skills
    • Jobs that are family-friendly/well-paying
    • Sufficient Income Supplements/Support
    • Restoration; timely payment of all losses & costs, broadly define; actualized & prospective
    • Economic safety net; government & community
    • Access to Civil/Criminal Legal Systems
  • Client Focus Group Primary Response “ What took you so long?”
  • And then came Oprah…
  • Initial Outcomes The San Diego Family Justice Center: What are we seeing?
  • Family Justice Center – Initial Outcomes
    • Natural client peer support
    • Broad cross-section of victims/clients
    • “ Dropping charges” significantly reduced (30/70)
    • Client support/safety dramatically increased
    • Less focus on criminal justice system as sole or primary response
    • Strong sense of “community” developing among service providers
    • Collaboration, Efficiency
    • No deaths involving anyone seeking services at the Center in over 29,000 clients
    • 30, 22, 18, 13, 9, 7, 5, 5, 3 in 2008…Aiming for ZERO in one year…
  • Central to the FJC Vision… Camp HOPE C
  • Camp Hope for Children Impacted by Family Violence
    • To heal
    • To give hope
    • To have fun
    Go to: www.camphopesandiego.org
  • Outcomes
    • Nampa Family Justice Center Outcomes Analysis – University of Idaho
    • San Diego Family Justice Center – Child Adolescent Research Center
    • Pending Natural History Studies: San Diego, Alameda County, New York City
    • Casey Gwinn, Gael Strack, Susan Adams, Rebecca Lovelace & Deborah Norman, “The Family Justice Center Collaborative Model”, 27 Saint Louis University Public Law Review 79 (2007)
  • Tulane University Survey Range of Co-Located Services in Centers
    • Criminal Justice
    • Medical Services
    • Civil Legal Services
    • Child Care/Child trauma/Advocacy Services
    • Child Welfare
    • Subject Matter Focus Areas: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Stalking/Elder Abuse
    • Living Provisions/Needs
    • Financial & Employment Assistance
    • Public Benefits
    • Social Services
    • Spiritual Support
    • Community Education/Outreach/Prevention
    • Camping/Mentoring Programs
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  • Office on Violence Against Women
    • FJC Purpose Area in VAWA 2005
    • On-going TA for PFJCI sites
    • TA for other federally funded FJC communities
    • Today, 45 operating Family Justice Centers in the U.S. and around the world, 50-60 Centers in planning stages…
    • Family Justice Center Alliance Now Launchedo-
    • Co-located Services Evolving Around the World
  • Family Justice Center Alliance
    • Publicly and privately funded national alliance modeled after the National Children’s Advocacy Center
    • National TA Team – On-site assistance, On-line assistance
    • National standards/Web TV (Coming)/Video teleconferencing/Staff Exchanges/International Conferences/Webinars
    • Coordinated with OVW Funded-National FJC Technical Assistance Project for federally funded sites
    • FJC Institute funded by Verizon Foundation (including technology-based pilot projects)
    • www.familyjusticecenter.org
  • The FJC Alliance Team Casey Gwinn, JD Diane McGrogan, LCSW Gael Strack, JD Judi Adams, LMFT Ret. Lt. Jim Barker Jennifer Bodine Tim Campen, JD Sgt. Robert Keetch Brenda Lugo
  • Verizon- Sponsored FJCI Technology Solutions
    • Co-located service providers with fire walled, secure information sharing/Broadband wireless
    • Cell phones integrated with case management services (with video and text messaging)
    • Internet-based language services
    • Electronic filings with the Family Court (no court appearances required)
    • Electronic Safety Deposit Boxes for Clients
    • Video teleconferencing with other Centers and the courts
    • Best Practices Profiled
    • Web TV/Client E-Learning – FJC Institute
    • Microsoft Office Teaching Labs/Internet Uses/On-Line
    • Relationships PLUS technology
  • The FJC Institute Advisory Board Sarah Buel, J.D. Professor, The University of Texas School of Law Yvonne Carrasco Consultant to Foundations & the Non-Profit Sector Sue Else President, National Network to End Domestic Violence Denise Gamache Director, Battered Women’s Justice Project Dean M. Hawley, MD Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine Clarian Pathology Laboratory Mike Mason Verizon Chief of Security Nancy E. O'Malley Chief Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, Alameda County Kim Wells Executive Director, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence Oliver J. Williams, Ph.D. Executive Director, Institute on DV in the African American Community, Professor, School of Social Work, University of MN
  • THROUGH THE EYES OF SURVIVORS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE SAN DIEGO FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER
    • Katherine F. Gibson, M.A.
    • Alliant International University
  • Stages of Change
    • Pre-contemplation
    • Contemplation
    • Preparation
    • Action
    • Maintenance
    • Cycling back
    • (Brown, 1997; Burke et al., 2004; Burke et al., 2001; Frasier et al., 2001; Prochaska & DiClemente, 1982, 2005; Prochaska et al., 1992).
  • Major Themes Katherine F. Gibson
    • Human Connections and Relationship Building
    • Comforting Features of the Program
    • Managing Trauma
    • Advertising
    • Coordination of Services
    • DV Specific Help
    • Safety
    • Communication Breakdown
    • Education about
    • IPV
    • Personalized Assistance
    • Vulnerability
    • Developing Personal Power
  • Implications for all Co-Located Service Models
    • Personal Connections are Key
    • Time and Energy Saved
    • Sense of Belonging and Comforting Environment Provided Strength for Change
    • Opportunities to Connect with Other Survivors; Give and Receive
    • Developing Personal Power Overcomes Vulnerabilities
    • Support and Assistance Keeps Victims Focused & Helps Manage Trauma Reactions
    • The Little Things are Noticed & Appreciated
    Katherine F. Gibson
  • And the Most Used Private Service Providers Are…
    • Restraining Order Clinic/Civil Legal Services
    • Advocacy/Counseling/Safety Planning
    • Law enforcement/prosecution services
    • Children’s Services
    • Forensic Medical Unit
    • Chaplain’s Program
    • Transportation
  • Current Services Available
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Restraining orders without going to court
    • Free cell phones with free minutes
    • Free Internet access
    • Spiritual support
    • Transportation assistance
    • Free medical assistance; dental assistance
    • DA Victim-Witness Assistance
    • Counseling
    • Support Groups
    • Safety Planning
    • Child care
    • Support services for children
    • Law enforcement assistance
    • Free locksmith services
    • Pregnancy counseling
  • FJC Services to Come…
    • Easily accessible county wide resources – Four Centers
    • Economic/financial assessments
    • Financial literacy
    • Credit repair
    • Asset Development
    • Education
    • Personal Coaching
    • Job Training
    • On-site housing – Emergency, Transitional, and Affordable
    • On-site job availability for victims and children through corporate partnerships with responsible retailers
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  • A Few Thoughts…
  • What is the biggest problem so far in Family Justice Centers? POWER AND CONTROL!!!
  • It Should Not Surprise Us…
    • Human beings who move in together…display their own stuff in the relationship…
    • Mistrust, dishonesty, disrespect will not magically disappear when we get married and move in together…
    • Differing value systems produce different priorities for different people…
    • Poor communication leads to unhappy relationships…
    • Some people should not get married…even if they are both good people…
  • The Critical Choice: Staying Focused on the Vision
  • The Attributes of Healthy Relationships in an FJC
    • Grace
    • Mercy
    • Honesty
    • Forgiveness
    • Humility
    • Unselfishness
    • Sense of humor
    • Affirmation
    • Encouragement
    • Mutual Respect
    • Shared Resources
    • Massive amounts of communication
  • Reflections
    • The Journey of Social Change Organizations and Movements…Reinvention is Critical
    • Check Your Ego at the Door
    • Leadership Matters
    • Relationships…Relationships…
    • Relationships…
  • Update: 16 of 16 Centers Open in the President’s Initiative
  • Operating Family Justice Centers in the United States (Partial Listing)
    • San Diego, CA (2)
    • New York City, New York (2)
    • San Antonio, Texas
    • Tacoma, Washington
    • Collin County, Texas
    • Peoria, Illinois
    • Nampa, Idaho
    • Boise, Idaho
    • Ouachita Parish, LA
    • Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Rockville, Maryland
    • Omaha, Nebraska
    • Oakland, CA
    • Riverside, CA (2)
    • Las Vegas, NM
    • Tampa, FL
    • Boston, MA
    • Las Vegas, NM
    • South Bend, IND
    • Knoxville, TN
    • Anaheim, CA
    • New Orleans, LA
    • San Jose, CA
    • Indianapolis, IND
    • Current Planning: Over 40 communities in U.S.
  • International Family Justice Centers (Operating or Coming Soon)
    • Waterloo-Kitchener, Ontario
    • Amman, Jordan (2)
    • Calgary, Alberta/ Richmond, BC
    • Monterrey, Mexico
    • London, England (Croydon) (6-8 more in process)
    • Perth, Australia
    • Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Many others in planning stages – Prague, Russia, Germany, France, Morocco, Ghana, and Bahrain
  • First FJC Book www.volcanopress.com
  • Hope for Hurting Families II
  • : International Family Justice Center Conference April 21-23, 2009 Anaheim, CA www.familyjusticecenter.org
  • Reminders for Dreamers
    • Be Focused and Persistent
    • Be Overcomers: Politics, Turf Issues, Competing Priorities, Enemies, Money, and Personality Conflicts
    • Stay Humble
    • Learn from past mistakes
    • Listen to advocates/survivors
    • Always aspire, never settle
    • Beyond services…what is your Camp Hope?