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 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!
The 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, visit the foundation's website or click here.
LIGHT IN THE WINDOW GALA
Every 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]
We greatly value the contributions of time and energy from community members. The Nampa Family Justice Center has both volunteer and internship opportunities. If interested, please fill out a volunteer/intern application (PDF or Word) and submit it in person, mail, or scan and email it to [email protected].
One of the Nampa Family Justice Center's needed programs is Court Advocacy. Victims of domestic violence and stalking can apply for a Civil Protection Order (CPO). This means the petitioner is concerned for his or her physical safety, or the safety of minor children in the home. The petitioner is asking the judge to order the respondent to stay away. If the CPO gets granted, the petitioner must attend a CPO hearing. The respondent will have a chance to attend the hearing and defend him or herself from the allegations.
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 offer to sit next to the petitioner when he or she sits before the judge. The advocate then provides the petitioner with resources after the hearing completed. Court advocates are there to provide support and resources only; court advocates will not provide 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 training which involves classroom and shadowing. Volunteers will get up to two hours per week at the courthouse. We ask that volunteers commit to serve for at least 6 to 12 months.
Front Desk Volunteers are asked to assist with the front counter by greeting those who walk in or call the center. The volunteer has to be flexible, level-headed, kind and compassionate. Other duties that the volunteer may do consist of helping maintain client interview rooms clean and stocked, Maintain the fridge stocked with food and drinks for our clients and keep the lobby stocked with brochures and stuffed animals.
Interns 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 counseling or social Work programs. Interns will have the opportunity to provide one-on-one counseling and group facilitation.
After submitting your application, the NFJC will contact you to schedule an interview. You must complete a background check and child abuse registry check.