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The Alliance

photo of Casey Gwinn and Gael Strack The California Family Justice Initiative is a program of the The Family Justice Center Alliance. The Family Justice Center Alliance (Alliance) was launched in 2006 by the founders of the Family Justice Center movement. The Alliance was developed in response to the increasing demand for technical assistance (consulting, planning and support services) from existing and developing Family Centers across the world. The Alliance serves as the clearinghouse, research center, and national membership organization for all Centers in the United States.  Membership is free.  The Alliance also serves as the comprehensive technical assistance and training provider for the United States Department of Justice for federally funded centers.  The Alliance also works with centers outside the federal initiative in the U.S. and abroad. There are currently more than 70 operational centers in the United States with ten international centers (Canada, Mexico, England, Jordan and Sweden).  In addition, there are over 140 centers currently developing in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Central America.

The Alliance hosts an annual international conference, provides shared learning opportunities such as staff exchange programs, internships, web-based education programs, and training in the area of family violence.  At present, the Alliance has over 2,300 members and over 10,000 attendees per year in its online training courses.  Over 60,000 unique users per year access the Alliance’s online resources.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a future where: ALL the needs of victims are met; children are protected; Batterers are held accountable; Violence fades; Economic justice increases; Families heal and thrive; Hope is realized; and we ALL work together.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a network of national and international Family Justice Centers and similar co-located service models with close working relationships, shared training and technical assistance, collaborative learning processes, coordinated funding assistance, and transformational leadership.


Contact Us

California Family Justice Initiative
707 Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA  92101

Phone: (619) 236-9402
Fax: (619) 236-0677