In January 2019, more than 175 members of our community participated in a Study Tour, the kick-off for the Forsyth County Family Justice Center planning process. Forsyth County is delighted to welcome Casey Gwinn and Gael Strack with the Alliance for HOPE International back to our community. In the strategic planning session, Casey and Gael will detail the concept and vision of the Family Justice Center movement, provide an overview of the strategic planning process, and establish the mission, purpose, values and vision of our center with session participants. The process will also include creation of work groups that will continue to meet in the coming year.
The Family Justice Center framework is backed by published research and outcomes demonstrating increasing safety, hope, resiliency and survivor-defined goal attainment in adult and child survivors. Forsyth County, along with Wake, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Rockingham and Watauga counties, is in the planning process for a center. They will join established centers in Alamance, Buncombe and Guilford counties.