Jenesse Center Legal Advisory Committee
For 35 years, Jenesse Center has been helping families to escape and overcome the trauma of domestic violence. Founded in 1980 by five African American women, Jenesse Center is a nationally and internationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of domestic violence. Jenesse’s mission is to provide victims and their children with a comprehensive, centralized base of support that is culturally responsive and ensures their transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. Jenesse seeks to prevent and end the cycle of domestic violence through education, public awareness and outreach initiatives, public policy and advocacy strategies, and innovative collaborations with key partners.
Jenesse Center has always understood the intersection of the law and domestic violence and the role that the legal system plays in helping victims break the crippling cycle of abuse. At Jenesse, we see legal services as a necessary and integral part of a family’s journey toward healing and hope. Jenesse Center was one of the first domestic violence shelter agencies to develop its own, in-house Legal Services Program managed by a licensed staff attorney. The founding of Jenesse’s Legal Services Program was an organic response to the needs of our clients who often struggle with multiple legal issues and simply cannot move forward in achieving safety and stability without ready access to direct legal services. To put it plainly, it just made sense!
As Jenesse Center approaches its 35th Anniversary, and we reflect on our journey and look toward the next thirty-five years of sustainable service, our Legal Services Department is more focused than ever on providing much needed advocacy for domestic violence victims and survivors. The ultimate goal of Jenesse Center’s Legal Services Department is to become a full-scale, community–based legal services provider. However, we need the support of people like you who share our vision and mission to ensure that there is acces to "justice for all." Please consider a donation in support of Jenesse Center's Legal Services Program.
"Making the Case for Peace -- One Family at a Time"
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