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HOPE International's 10th Annual International Leadership Summit

  • Oklahoma City Family Justice Center (map)

Dear Friends:

Casey and I are excited to announce that registration is now open for our next Leadership Summit and we look forward to sharing the highlights from the Family Justice Center movement. This year, we will be visiting Kim Garrett and her team at Palomar, the Family Justice Center in Oklahoma City. Our annual Leadership Summit is one of my personal favorite events of the year. We invite you to join us. We just love getting together with Family Justice Center Directors and Leaders from across the United States and around the world. It is also a special time for us to be with our own FJC team to recap on the prior year and set new goals for 2020. Because we anticipate another sold out Summit, we encourage you to please register early. 

As you will see below, our team has developed three amazing HOPE-filled days of thinking, learning, sharing and dreaming big. This is our collective chance to connect with others who share our passion for co-location, take time to reflect and come home inspired.  

This one is for you. We encourage you to take the time to refill your heart and mind with HOPE and ideas for yourself, your staff and survivors.

 Always with great HOPE, 

 Gael, Casey and the Alliance Team

Community organizations are increasingly recognizing that collaborative, cross-sector work is able to produce more dynamic, holistic services for trauma survivors and their children. It also allows survivors to go fewer places to get the whole-person support they need both during and long after the crisis.

 Across the country, community-based sexual assault and domestic violence organizations are asking: What strategies can help us develop more collaborative partnerships? How can we expand to address multiple forms of lifetime trauma? Who can we partner with to increase the impact of our agency's vision and mission in the community? What is the next step in working across sectors to prevent domestic and sexual violence? How does our organization keep its identity in the journey toward adding partners and building a more cross-sector approach?

Rape Crisis Centers and Child Advocacy Centers are also asking about ways to increase integrated approaches that help them work at the intersections of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking. The Alliance's Leadership Summit is a tremendous opportunity to think, together with some of the leading experts in the country, about the complexities of cross-sector, cross-subject area collaboration. 

Our Leadership Summit will help you explore the why and how to work collaboratively and move towards a greater, multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, and co-located services approach. Whether you have just started down the road toward greater collective impact or have been part of this movement from the beginning, our Annual Leadership Summit is a chance for you to learn from and be inspired by others in the domestic violence and Family Justice Center movements.

This year we will be meeting in Oklahoma City and spotlighting Palomar: Oklahoma City's Family Justice Center – a dynamic and robust Family Justice Center led by Executive Director Kim Garrett. Since Palomar opened in 2017, it has served nearly 24,000 survivors in Oklahoma City. Kim Garrett and her team are currently advocating for MAPS 4 funding in order to expand their services and secure a permanent facility (read the news coverage here).

This September, we have dedicated extensive time for inter-agency dialogues on confidentiality, evaluation and data collection, statewide initiatives, staff wellness, bail reform, and emerging issues. Survivors in the National VOICES Network will be sharing about their involvement in their Center, and Gael Strack will be facilitating our 2nd Annual HOPE Talks with three Family Justice Center Directors. We will also be joined by key leaders in the European Family Justice Center movement to learn more about collaboration at the international level.

 We look forward to having you join us for three days of thinking, dreaming, and having fun together!

 Our three-day Summit is specifically targeting:

  • Community-Based Agencies who are interested in increasing their collective impact through co-located services 

  • Leadership staff at open and developing Family Justice and Multi-Agency Centers

  • ·Board Members, Policy Makers, Elected Officials and Funders

  • We encourage existing Family Justice Centers and Multi-Agency Centers to bring a multi-disciplinary team that includes directors and supervisors from your on-site partner agencies. 


Day 1 Topic Areas:

  • State of the Family Justice/Multi-Agency Center movement

  • Director discussions on emerging issues and hot buttons

  • Dialogue on the Science of Hope

  • Intersections of substance use and domestic violence

Day 2 Topic Areas:

  • Polyvictimization Demonstration Initiative results

  • Director-led discussion on Directors Survey

  • Confidentiality and information sharing

  • HOPE talks


Day 3 Topic Areas:

  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats analysis

  • Launching work groups and working time

  • VOICES panel

Click Here to See the Full Agenda

Registration Information

The registration fee for the three-day event is $150 per person

Click Here to Register!

Please contact for more information.

Earlier Event: September 20
Trauma 101
Later Event: September 24
Rita's Work Shelter Guide