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Greetings VCFJC Partners!

We are pleased to present you all with a new informational video about the Ventura County Family Justice Center. This video provides a fantastic overview of the success of the Strategic Planning event, and features interviews with various professionals and survivors. The film was created/edited through our partnership with VCAAA and is now live on YouTube. 

If you would like more information about anything discussed in the film, please let us know.

We thank you all for attending and continuing to make the dream of the Ventura County Family Justice Center a reality!

The Ventura County Family Justice Center
Upcoming VCFJC workgroup meetings:
Governance and Facilities: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, Suite 314 (Hall of Justice, Government Center)
Service Delivery and Operations: Thursday February 22nd, 2018, 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, Suite 314 (Hall of Justice, Government Center)
Funding and Sustainability: TBA (expected February 2018)
ROI and Benchmarking: TBA (expected February 2018)
Outreach and Engagement Workgroup: TBA (expected February 2018)
VOICES of Ventura County: TBA (February 2018)
*VOICES is a volunteer-based group for survivors who are involved in developing the VCFJC; if you would like more information about how to refer survivors to participate in this group, please contact marie.villa@ventura.org


The 18th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference will take place in Fort Worth, Texas on April 24-26, 2018. Registration is now open and you can find more details at the Alliance for Hope International website. If you plan on attending, please email VCFJC@ventura.org to let us know and/or share a reduced-rate for group registration!

If your agency has an upcoming event or training you would like to share, please email VCFJC@Ventura.org.
 
 
VCFJC is pleased to announce that we will be participating in Camp Hope 2018. For the last few years, we have sent young survivors of domestic violence to Camp Hope, an immersive outdoors experience at Lake Lopez that teaches campers about their inner strength and helps them envision a brighter future.

We are always looking for donations to help our campers make the most of their experience. This includes things like hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant), hiking supplies (hats, sunblock, water bottles), backpacks and sleeping bags. If you or your agency would like to donate to our campers, please contact Karen Simpson, at karen.simpson@ventura.org.
The Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force will present a free one-day course in Ventura on February 26th, 2018. The training "will give professionals in anti-trafficking work in-depth information on how to effectively recognize the signs of human trafficking and enslavement, better assess the specific needs of victims and identify resources that may be available to first responders, professionals, and victims." This event will be hosted by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office and is funded by the California Office of Emergency Services.

You can register for the training here: https://actnowca.wufoo.com/forms/s1tjde5v0mlgr1i/
Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
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