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The Family Justice Center Alliance
Family Justice Center
1123 N. Main Ave, Suite 100
The Family Justice Center Alliance was launched by the founders of the San Diego Family Justice Center after the development of the President's Family Justice Center Initiative in 2004. At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, the San Diego Famil...
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"Every single one of those agencies ...
"Every single one of those agencies is about stopping family violence," said Wes Winter, the current executive director of the Family Justice Center.
For many women in Sonoma County - and some men - domestic violence is a disturbingly common occurrence.
Last year the Family Justice Center served 1,300 victims of all ages, not just victims of spousal abuse, but children and elders as well.
"We get folks who come in here at wit's end," said Winter
Sonoma County District ...
Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch and her partners in the Family Justice Center Sonoma County announced that well-known local nonprofit leader Wes Winter has been selected as executive director of the center.
took the helm effective Aug. 1.
The Family Justice Center Sonoma County
empowers family violence victims to live free from violence and abuse by providing comprehensive services, centered on and around the victim, through a single point of access.
has more than 30 years of proven leadership experience in the nonprofit and business sectors.
"We welcome Wes
, with his extensive experience and strong community ties, as he takes the lead of this important partnership," said Ravitch.
In addition to overseeing operations at the center, Winter
will be charged with developing a long-term sustainability plan so that victims and their families may continue to receive the co-located serves they seek for years to come."
Winter comes to the Family Justice Center after having served as the executive director of North Coast Opportunities since 2009, where he was responsible for community-based human services programs for seven North Bay counties - including Lake - with a total annual budget of $16 million.
Previously in Sonoma County, Winter served as executive director of the Volunteer Center from 2002 through 2005 as well as of Circuit Rider Productions from 1989 through 2002.
Additionally, as senior marketing and public relations director with Oakmont Senior Living from 2005 through 2009, Winter
played a critical role in the planning, development and promotion of one of the nation's first niche market continuing care retirement communities.
Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane, who participated in the selection process, noted "Wes Winter has a long track record of being a top leader, fundraiser and visionary in our nonprofit community.
Fountaingrove Lodge - An Aegis LGBT Retirement Community
Senior Marketing Director
Volunteer Centers - Board of Directors
Vice-President - Wes Winter
Wes Winter is the Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County.
Friends of Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Wes WinterSenior Marketing Director of Fountaingrove Lodge, Oakmont Senior Living -- the nation's first licensed Gay and Lesbian continuing care retirement community.Throughout his career, he has served the wider community in a number of prestigious positions, including Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (the nation's second largest, with over 20,000 volunteers annually), Executive Director Circuit Rider Productions (dually focused on environmental restoration and human service programs), and Associate Director of the Children's Council of San Francisco.He currently serves or has served in the past on the Boards of Directors of the Volunteer Centers of California, the United Way of Sonoma-Mendocino-Lake Counties, the Sonoma County Gang Risk Intervention Program, the Friends of the River Child Care Program, Food for Thought AIDS Food Program, and other public benefit organizations.