Alliance for HOPE International evolved from the Family Justice Center Alliance. The Alliance created a model that calls for efficient and effective co-located multi-disciplinary service delivery for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and their children. The Family Justice Center has been recognized as a best practice model by the US Department of Justice.
There are currently more than 90 operational centers and over 100 developing centers in the United States and abroad. The Alliance was created to serve as a clearinghouse, research center, technical assistance provider, and national membership organization for all Family Justice Centers and similar multi-agency models in the United States. The Alliance hosts an annual international conference, provides shared learning opportunities such as web-based education programs, and training in the area of family violence. In October 2003, President George W. Bush announced the creation of the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative. The $20 million Initiative began a movement toward more “one stop shop,” co-located, multi-disciplinary service centers. The President based his Initiative on the San Diego Family Justice Center (SDFJC) model, which opened in 2002. The Alliance is the coordinator of the current California Family Justice Initiative, funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation, which has helped start ten new Family Justice Centers in California since 2009, creating a statewide network. The Alliance also operates the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention and Camp HOPE America. Camp HOPE America is the first specialized camping and mentoring operation in the country focused on children exposed to domestic violence and physically and sexually abused children.
In 2015, the Alliance changed its name to Alliance for HOPE International. The two-year rebranding process was developed to better capture the diverse work of the Alliance and our focus on using HOPE Theory and HOPE Evaluation. These tools capture the world changing work of the Alliance, its allied Centers and programs in the lives of survivors and their children. The Family Justice Center Alliance is now a program of Alliance for HOPE International along with its other flagship programs including the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, Camp HOPE America, the Justice Legal Network, the Leadership Training Institute, and VOICES Survivors Network.
Alliance for Hope International is one of the leading systems and social change organizations in the country focused on creating innovative, collaborative, trauma-informed approaches to meeting the needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. Alliance for HOPE International and its allied Centers serve more than 150,000 survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children each year in the United States. The Alliance supports multi-agency Centers in more than ten countries and trains more than 10,000 multi-disciplinary professionals every year.
The mission of Alliance for HOPE International is to create pathways to hope for women, children, and men who are victims of domestic violence and related sexual assault through collaborative, integrated multi-disciplinary centers, teams, and initiatives in order to break the generational cycle of violence and abuse in families across the United States and around the world.
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
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