Family Justice Center Initiative

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is seeking letters of intent from communities interested in applying for funding to develop and/or enhance a Family Justice Center in the state of Georgia. Family Justice Centers are multi-agency, multi-disciplinary, co-located service centers that provide services to victims of interpersonal violence including intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, and may also address elder or dependent adult abuse, and human trafficking. For more information on Family Justice Centers, please visit www.familyjusticecenter.org.

CJCC will provide technical assistance to funded communities to coordinate activities involved in establishing and/or enhancing a Family Justice Center over a three-year funding cycle. Awarded funding will cover personnel costs for a Family Justice Center Site Coordinator, supplies, and travel to attend the International Family Justice Center conference and to tour established Family Justice Centers.

CJCC will release a grant solicitation in June 2020 to provide funding under the following two tiers. Priority will be given to Tier 1 applicants.

Tier 1: Establishing a Family Justice Center
Communities will establish a Family Justice Center by the beginning of year three.
Amount: up to $100,000 per year (three-year cycle)

Tier 2: Enhancing Family Justice Center Services
Communities will enhance services of their Family Justice Center.
Amount: up to $100,000 per year (three-year cycle)

Organizations interested in establishing and/or enhancing Family Justice Centers in their communities should provide the following in the letter of intent:

  • Description of organization/agency applying for funding
  • Description of community partners in support of applying for funding
  • Other funding sources and/or funding commitments from community partners
  • Organization/agency contact information

Eligible applicants and their community partners will be required to attend a mandatory meeting which will cover the grant solicitation requirements, deliverables, and technical support plan prior to the solicitation release. The date(s) of the meeting will be decided once all letters are received.

Letter of intent release: March 10, 2020
Letter of intent deadline: Postponed until further notice
Anticipated solicitation release: June 1, 2020
Anticipated solicitation deadline: August 25th, 2020
First grant cycle: October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021

Submit your Letter of Intent