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The President’s Family Justice Center Initiative
"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.
After a reduction of nearly 95% in domestic violence homicides over the last 15 years,
the San Diego Family Justice Center is hailed as a national and international model of a
comprehensive victim service and support center. Since 2004, the President’s Family
Justice Center Initiative has opened 15 family justice centers in urban, rural, suburban,
and tribal communities across the United States. In February 2007, the United States
Department of Justice announced the commitment of up to $3 million in funding to
support the development of a comprehensive, co-located family justice center in the City
of New Orleans based on the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative..."
NOTE: Currently, Connecticut has one Family Justice Center located in Bridgeport which is still under construction. Since Family Justice Centers have been the best practice model since 2007, I think it would be fair to say that since we are now in 2015, it is probably time to establish a great many more of them.