Gluren bij de buren: Wat kunnen we leren over samenwerken op basis van de Vlaamse ervaringen met Family Justice Centers?

Janine Janssen, Karlijn Juncker, Teun Haans, Berna Trommelen

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Issues regarding domestic violence and abuse of children are considered to be complex phenomena. Often ecological models are used in order to explain that on different levels – societal, group and individual – factors that are of influence. With some of these aspects can be dealt, while others are more complex to influence. In practice professionals with different disciplinary backgrounds need to collaborate in order to be of assistance to families in need. As a model for collaboration so-called Family Justice Centers (FJC) have been developed. This concept originated in the United States and is nowadays also adopted in Europe. In the Netherlands there is a lot of interest in these FJC’s. In this contribution the impression of two visits two FJC’s in neighboring region Flanders (Belgium) is described. What can we learn from their experiences? What are the challenges of international comparisons of forms of policies and collaborations regarding the care for families and children?
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)207-216
Number of pages10
JournalProces: tijdschrift voor strafrechtpleging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Domestic violence
  • collaboration

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