Survivors of abuse need to be safe and supported. We rely solely on the generosity of community members to provide the Nampa Family Justice Center with a variety of donations to aid these families. Below is a list of our most-needed items. Please contact the NFJC at 208-475-5700 to arrange a time to drop off your donation. Thank you in advance for your support!
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MONETARY DONATIONSThe Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho supports the work of the Nampa Family Justice Center. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Foundation, you can visit the Donate tab on their website.
LIGHT IN THE WINDOW GALAEvery year, the FJC Foundation hosts the Light in the Window Gala, the primary fundraising event for our Center. If you would like to sponsor a table, make a donation to the live or silent auction, or simply attend, please email Crystal at [email protected]
One of the Nampa Family Justice Center's essential programs is Court Advocacy. Victims of domestic violence and stalking have the right to apply for a Civil Protection Order (CPO). This means the petitioner (alleged victim) is concerned for his/her physical safety, or the safety of minor children in the home. The petitioner is asking the judge to order the respondent (alleged abuser) to stay away. The petitioner must attend a CPO hearing. The respondent has the right to attend the hearing and defend him/herself. Often the petitioner is fearful of going through this process for a number of reasons.
Court Advocates are asked to show up to court (Canyon County Courthouse in Caldwell) 20 minutes before the hearing begins and talk to the petitioner before court starts to guide them through the process and offer support. The advocate guides the petitioner into the courtroom, and helps them find an appropriate seat, and sits next to the petitioner when he/she sits before the judge. The advocate then provides the petitioner with resources after the hearing is over. Court advocacy is for support and resource assistance only; court advocates never give legal advice.
We need volunteers who are willing to provide support and resources to petitioners going through the process of obtaining a CPO. Volunteers must be willing to invest time in initial training (involving classroom instruction and shadowing) and up to two hours per week at the courthouse. We ask that volunteers commit to serve for at least 6 to 12 months.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIESInterns must commit to a minimum of 300 hours of service. We are currently only accepting Master's level students with a clinical focus, such as those from Counseling or Social Work programs, desiring to provide one-on-one counseling and group facilitation.
After submitting your application, the NFJC will contact you to schedule an interview for possible placement. You must complete a background check and Child Abuse Registry check.