Overview of Phase IOur community has come together to establish a vision of what we want for our Family Justice Center. This vision includes a broad range of services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child maltreatment, human trafficking and elder abuse. The scope of this undertaking is not one that will be completed quickly. With that in mind, over the past several months the CharMeck Family Justice Center Steering Committee has been working on development of a Phase I Co-located Center.
The Phase I Center will not be a family justice center. Instead of being open to the public, this initial model will accept referrals from core partners to address the highest risk cases of abuse. The development and operation of Phase I will run parallel to the planning, fundraising and establishment of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Family Justice Center.
This limited scope collaboration will help to strengthen relationships, evolve community responses, engage other community partners, and continue to enhance the work of numerous community multi-disciplinary teams. Partners in the Center will develop systems and practices that will be incorporated in our community's Family Justice Center.