What is an Advocate?
At The Center for Family Justice we call our counselors Advocates because we follow a Client-Defined Advocacy model.
What is Client-Defined Advocacy?
“We believe you”: The basis for our client-defined advocacy model. The model engages those suffering from domestic and sexual abuse as the leaders in their healing process, with counselors providing information, resources and support.
Counselors will never tell survivors what they should do.
Instead, counselors work alongside clients to develop individual goals and provide the tools to help reach those goals. This approach builds on the survivors’ strengths and empowers victims to increase their safety and make their own decisions.