Strategic Planning Session

strategic planning session August 27th and 28th, 2019 from 8:30 to 5:00


Strategic Planning Session

August 27 and 28, 2019    8:30 am to 5:00 pm 

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, ​Winston-Salem

  • Registration is required. 
  • There is no charge to participate.
  • Lunch will be provided.

For information, e-mail Rebecca Nagaishi.

Help chart the course for a future Family Justice Center in Forsyth County.

Envision a place that will support families, children and individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and elder abuse. Let’s transform the way we provide services in our community.

This two-day event will kick off a year of work to plan and design a local Family Justice Center. We hope you will join us in this work. 

About the Alliance for HOPE International

The Alliance for HOPE International (Alliance) operates the Family Justice Center Alliance, the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, Camp HOPE America, the Justice Legal Network, and the VOICES Survivor Network. The Founders of the Alliance launched the nationally recognized San Diego Family Justice Center in 2002. The San Diego Family Justice Center was featured on Oprah and was the inspiration for the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative in 2003. At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, Casey Gwinn and his team were asked to take a leadership role to support new and developing Family Justice Centers across the country. Within two short years, the Alliance team helped open 15 federally funded Family Justice Centers.  Today, there are more than 100 operational Centers in the United States with international Centers in 20 countries. There are more than 100 centers currently developing in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central America. 

Study Tour, January 29-30

On January 29 and 30, 2019, the Alliance for HOPE International came to Forsyth County for a two day Study Tour. The Study Tour assessed our community’s readiness for a Family Justice Center. In the morning of the 29th, Family Services and our planning partners welcomed 175 people to SECCA to hear a presentation from Community Leaders and Casey Gwinn, with the Alliance for HOPE International.

After the morning presentation, members of the Alliance led focus groups throughout the county for 150 individuals to gather feedback on our community and to assess our strengths and growth areas. The focus groups included two groups of survivors, who spoke of their first hand experience of receiving services in Forsyth County.

At the end of the two-day study tour, the Alliance for HOPE International debriefed with the planning committee. The leaders of the Alliance for HOPE International celebrated all that our community has already achieved, while also providing some specific feedback on areas of growth.

For those unable to attend the Community Forum at SECCA, the morning of January 29th, you can view the powerpoint slides from the presentation here:

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