Planning for the Brooklyn Family Justice Center

Client: Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence
Faculty: Regina Quattrochi and David Hansell
Team: Jessica Bynoe, Elizabeth DiLauro, Nneka Fritz, Julia Kohn, Lindsay Weil
Year: 2005
The New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) has been selected to implement a Brooklyn-based Family Justice Center (FJC), an innovative model to streamline the delivery of services for domestic violence victims by co-locating the services of multiple community-based organizations, city agencies, and institutions under one roof. The OCDV enlisted the help of the Capstone team to determine how best to coordinate the services of 18 community-based organizations at the new center. The Capstone team conducted interviews and site visits with each community-based organization to collect information on each organization’s capacity, operating procedures, and expectations for the FJC. The team developed case narratives for each partner organization and conducted qualitative data analysis to develop recommendations for the OCDV to organize effectively collaborative efforts of all partners when the FJC opens at the end of this year. This Capstone was made possible with the support from an anonymous donor through FJC: A Donor-Advised Fund.