San Diego Family Justice Center
The San Diego Family Justice Center is setting the standard for the county and the nation in providing services to victims of child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, and family violence. The Family Justice Center, created by the Mayor and City Council in October 2002, was the vision of former San Diego City Attorney Casey Gwinn. The Center is located at 707 Broadway in downtown San Diego. It is a public/private partnership which includes the Domestic Violence Units of the San Diego Police Department, the City Attorney's Office, and staff members from over 20 non-profit social service organizations that provide services to victims of family violence. The Family Justice Center also hosts a special camp for victims of violence and abuse. Camp Hope is the first camp of its kind in America to specifically focus all services on victims of domestic violence and their children.
Creation of a special Children's Center to provide specialized traumacounseling and support for victims of child abuse (a developing partnership with Children's Hospital and Childhelp USA):
Planning, Development, and Construction of a permanent downtown sitefor the San Diego Family Justice Center Village - a comprehensive servicecenter providing not only Social services, but housing, employment assistance and long-term therapeutic services:
Funding for the construction of permanent camping facilities at Camp Hope located at Lake Sutherland in Eastern San Diego County:
Endowment funds to operate the Family Justice Center's specialized programs in perpetuity:
Endowment funds to operate Camp Hope in perpetuity: