Nearly 100 people gathered at a community forum last week to listen, learn and discuss the need for a Family Justice Center (FJC) that will provide support and resources under one roof for victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County. Hosted by Women Aware, the forum launched a two-day study tour for the Alliance for HOPE International, whose internationally-recognized FJC model has been proven to reduce domestic violence homicides as well as recidivism rates for perpetrators.
To view the NJTV News segment on the FJC community forum, click here.
Acknowledging the breadth of services that the prosecutor’s office, law enforcement, human services providers, attorneys and others provide to victims in Middlesex County, CEO Phyllis Yonta stated, “We work better together.” To gather as much input as possible on the FJC concept during the study tour, Alliance consultants met with key stakeholders from across the county, including survivors.
Anyone, who would like to have a voice in the FJC discussion, may complete the Alliance for HOPE International’s community survey by clicking here.