Family Justice Centre
The Family Justice Centre (FJC) is a one stop shop to provide coordinated services to victims of intimate partner, family violence and abuse.
The FJC is an existing, ongoing project.
Charity information: Burntwood Pathway Project
Domestic abuse has been around forever and despite our best efforts we have still to find a really effective way of ending it. It has a hugely devastating effect on the lives of the individuals concerned, on their families and on the community around them. It costs a huge amount of money to constantly be resourcing police visits and investigations, safeguarding of children, health implications and if all else fails, dealing with a tragedy when it ends in a death.
The establishment of the FJC is a real step forward in opening up services to victims, in building solid working relationships and in producing an integrated response to domestic abuse. It is the answer to the frequently identified issue in serious case reviews, that information sharing was insufficient or flawed.
We have partnered with agencies who work as part of the centre and they include the Police, social services, housing, benefits, solicitors, CAB, children’s services and many more.
The aim of the FJC is to make the process of seeking help as simple and seemless as possible.
Activities» The FJC provides drop in support, information and numerous other services such as legal clinics, sexual abuse services, housing and benefit advice.
» The FJC is a is a place of safety for women and men to call into and get the help they need in a time of crisis.
What success will look like
The success will be increasing numbers of service users attending the FJC for support and advice.
Families that have been supported through the FJC will go on to lead purposeful and pro-active lives requiring less or no statutory intervention. The work of the FJC supports the non-abusing parent to protect their children and damage would be limited by gaining earlier support and limiting the exposure to abuse. We operate an outcomes framework and can measure and quantify the impact that our services have on various aspects of service user's lives.
There is a risk that insufficient funding will result in this service being suspended. We have funding applications pending with our local authority and charitable trusts for salary and running costs.
A quarterly report will be emailed to funders of this project detailing statistics and activities.
Budget - Project Cost: £55,191Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £28,313 Salaries FJC Coordinator and Administrator £23,450 Property costs Rent and utilities £3,428 Office costs Insurance, telephones, stationery
The FJC is situated within walking distance of Lichfield City Centre.
In order to fully benefit and meet the needs of a service user, as seamlessly as possible, the service user is at the heart of the service. They come into the centre, be interviewed initially by one person and then the services is a ‘wrap around’ provision and they have the intervention they need, at the level they are comfortable with, without any disruption or further distress.
Pathway has a clearly proven track record of working with service users to develop the services that they need to support them at a time of crisis and beyond. We are key partners in Community Safety, MARAC, Children's Services and many other partnernships. Pathway have also formed an alliance with Staffordshire Women's Aid which will ensure that each organisation, whilst retaining its own brand and identity, will be part of a larger group. This allows best practice to be shared and joint working
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Kathy founded Pathway Project and since 1994 has been the Director.