Guiding Principles

  • Safety-Focused: Increase safety, promote healing, and foster empowerment through services for victims and their children
  • Victim-Centered: Provide Victim-centered services that promote victim autonomy
  • Culturally Responsive: Commitment to the utilization of culturally relevant service approaches that are measurable and behavior based
  • Intervene and Prevent: Engage all communities through outreach and community education
  • Survivor Driven: Shape services to clients by asking them what they need
  • Transformative (willing to change): Evaluate and adjust services by including survivors input and evidence-based best practices
  • Relationship-Based: Maintain close working relationships among all collaborators/agencies (law enforcement, prosecution, community-based violence programs, shelters and other social services)
  • Prevention-Oriented: Integrate primary, secondary and tertiary prevention approaches into all initiatives, programs, and projects
  • Kind-Hearted: Develop a Family Justice Center community that values, affirms, recognizes and supports staff, volunteers, and clients
  • Empowered: offer survivors a place to belong even after the crisis intervention services are no longer necessary
  • Offender Accountability: Increase offender accountability through evidence based prosecution strategies