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Family justice centres: A model for empowerment?

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Nicola Palmer, Carolyn Hoyle

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191
Number of pages210
JournalInternational Review of Victimology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

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Abstract

The London Borough of Croydon, in the south of England, established, in December 2005, a Family Justice Centre (FJC) to respond in a flexible way to meet the varied needs of those abused in intimate relationships. The FJC brings together some 33 agencies under one roof. This article draws on a small, grounded pilot study of the Croydon FJC – the first study of a FJC in the UK - to consider if the co-location and cooperation of services to victims of domestic abuse has the potential to empower victims to make informed choices about their futures.

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