In 2013 and 2014 a consortium of European partners, financed by the European Commission, has introduced in Europe a new concept in the approach of domestic violence. In 6 municipalities, spread over 5 countries new pilot formats has been successfully set up under the name of Family Justice Centers (FJC).
In January 2015 the project ended, and all partners were dedicated to further work together on high-quality multi-agency cooperation on gender based, domestic, sexual violence and child abuse, with the FJC as leading model. To ensure the sustainability of the FJC developments in Europe, the original project team has founded the European Family Justice Center Alliance (EFJCA) in 2014. This partnership is organized in the Netherlands under the legal entity of the Foundation ‘European Family Justice Center Alliance’ (EFJCA).
Since 2015, more partners from different countries joint the EFJCA and the network is still growing fast. The geographical spread and variety of partners gives the network the capacity to achieve a wide range of regions and organisations, and the possibility to share the outcomes at pan-European level.