Human Services

Oklahoma City Family Justice Center Inc

Palomar: Oklahoma City's Family Justice Center

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Oklahoma City, OK


Palomar:Oklahoma City's Family Justice Center provides protection, hope, and healing. The goal of the Palomar is to create a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary service model where teams of professionals come together under one roof to provide coordinated services to victims of domestic violence. We desire to offer our community a kind-hearted, victim-centered home where victims and their children come first as they work through the healing process.

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CEO and founder

Kim Garrett

Main Address

1140 North Hudson

Oklahoma City, OK 73103 USA


victim services, domestic violence victims, family justice center, community collaborative, oklahoma city





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Victims' Services (P62)

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Palomar, Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center (OKCFJC), is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary service model where teams of professionals come together under one roof to provide coordinated services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking. The mission is to provide protection, hope and healing. According to the National Violence Against Women Survey (2011), the lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence and/or stalking towards women by an intimate partner is greater in Oklahoma than in any other state. For the past twenty years, Oklahoma County has had more Intimate Partner Homicides than any other county in the state of Oklahoma, with the exception of Tulsa County in 2014. As the largest city in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City contributes significantly to the state’s poor ranking in domestic homicides. In 2017, Oklahoma City Police Department reported 11 domestic-related homicides, down from 15 in 2016.

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We envision an Oklahoma City that is free from violence, where safety and security is felt. Palomar integrates innovative services among collaborative providers to: • Work together to interrupt the cycle of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse and elder abuse; • Provide long-term support for victims and their children to heal from trauma; • Hold offenders accountable; • Empower survivors to thrive.

• Victim-Centered: To provide victim-centered services that promote victim empowerment • Safety-Focused: To increase safety and promote healing through services for victims and their children • Survivor Driven: Shape services to the need of clients • Self-determination: Survivors have the right to choose their life's direction • Embrace change: Evaluate services by including survivors input and best practices • Relationship-Based: Maintain close working relationships among all collaborators/agencies • Prevention-Oriented: Integrate prevention approaches • Kind-Hearted: Develop a community that supports staff, partners, volunteers and clients • Empowered: offer survivors a place to belong even after the crisis • Offender Accountability: Increase offender accountability through prosecution strategies • Trauma-Informed: Acknowledge the profound impact of trauma • Holistic: Utilize a multifaceted treatment approach • Solution-Focused: Acknowledging the complexities of trauma and healing

Palomar has become the most comprehensive, integrated multidisciplinary response for crime victims in Oklahoma City. Palomar has a tremendous goal: to unify all of the possible services a victim may need and make them easily accessible by housing them in one convenient location. In domestic violence, this coordinated response can make the difference between life and death for victims and their children. Integrating services is an innovative best practice approach to respond to our community’s needs and is in the best interest of victims. Further, agencies can save money and increase effectiveness of service delivery to victims and their children by locating services under one roof instead of expecting victims to travel from agency to agency to get needed services.

Palomar increases efficiency of services by coordinating and seamlessly connecting survivors with the following services: Criminal Justice, Medical Services, Civil Legal Services, Mental Health Trauma/Advocacy Services, Child Welfare, Living Provision/Needs, Financial and Employment Assistance, Public Benefits, Social Services, Spiritual Support, Community Outreach, and Mentoring Programs for Children. Palomar will make progress in four categories: 1. Reductions in homicides and incidents of repeat violence among clients by coordinating services to strengthen survivors and their children. 2. Increased offender accountability by helping the survivor navigate the criminal justice system. 3. Increasedefficiency and collaboration among government and non-government agencies by strengthening and retaining Quality Community Partnerships. 4. Improved trauma-informed response to immediate needs of crime victims by increasing direct services capacity through increased personnel and volunteers.

After years of thorough research, strategic planning, design, and development of the Family Justice Center model, the doors officially opened to clients on February 2, 2017. In the first month of being opened, Palomar served 78 clients who had 221 visits. By December of 2017, that number had grown to 167 clients per month with 592 visits. January 2018 saw further growth of 252 clients and 792 visits. In addition to adult clients, Palomar received 956 child visits during the 2017 calendar year. We attribute this growth to ongoing improvements in community awareness of Palomar's presence and continued outreach efforts through social media, traditional media, and speaking engagements by Palomar staff members, board members, and VOICES committee members who advocate on behalf of victims and Palomar. Recent data shows that Palomar has helped clients from 95 zip codes across Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma City Family Justice Center Inc

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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