Family Justice Center

Due to the generous support of Impact 100 Jersey Coast Chapter

Monmouth County victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking will soon be able to seek and receive assistance with the following services in one location, – saving time and resources, thanks to the alliance of 180 Turning Lives Around and our community partners in the new Monmouth Family Justice Center. The Center will be run by experienced professionals who adhere to the Guiding Principles of the Family Justice Center Alliance – also listed below.

  • Crisis intervention
  • Enhanced safety planning
  • Assistance from law enforcement professionals
  • Assistance from Victim Witness Advocate
  • Support groups
  • Counseling
  • Linkages with emergency shelter and housing assistance
  • Behavioral health screenings and linkages to service providers

 

Monmouth Family Justice Center Community Partners

  • Monmouth County Freeholders
  • Teri O’Connor, County Administrator, Monmouth County Freeholders
  • Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Monmouth County Prosecutor
  • Nancy Frankie, Director of the Victim Witness Unit, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Glenn Roberts, Chief of Police, Freehold Borough Police Department
  • Ernest A. Schiefer, Chief of Police, Township of Freehold
  • Eileen Allen, Coordinator, Monmouth County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
  •  Beatriz Oeasterheld, Executive Director, Community Affairs & Resource Center, Inc.

Family Justice Center Alliance Guiding Principles

The Family Justice Center Guiding Principles, developed by the Alliance’s Advisory Board, are the fundamental values that should direct the vision, service delivery, and environment of a multi-agency model or Family Justice Center.

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