New Orleans Family Justice Center
The New Orleans Family Justice Center opened on August 28, 2007 with support from established community advocates, city leaders and the U. S. Department of Justice. According to Casey Gwinn, founder of the FJC model, “New Orleans FJC has since become one of the leading Family Justice Centers in the United States”.
The NOFJC became the rallying point for rebuilding more effective and comprehensive service delivery in addition to advocating for significant criminal justice reform in Orleans Parish after the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location.
Our vision is a future where we all work together to meet the needs of family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking survivors through comprehensive and accessible services, education and perpetrator accountability. Through a coordinated and co-located model we strive to break the vicious generational cycle and community impact of family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.
- Provide survivor-centered services.
- Provide community outreach and education.
- Create an atmosphere and culture of empowerment.
- Enhance partner collaboration and excellence.