FJC Europe Funded by the EU FJC Europe

European Alliance
for Hope and
Empowerment

We are the European Network of multidisciplinary approach
of genderbased, domestic violence and child abuse and
Family Justice Centers

Opening first Italian Family Justice Center: FJC Milan

April 30, 2021

We are proud to announce the opening of the FJC Milan. Under leadership of Dr Alessandra Kusterman and the support of EFJCA-focal point Michele Rabaiotti ‘Il centro di Soccorso Violenza Sessuale e Domestica del Policlinico’ becomes the first Italian FJC.

Joint signature of the protocol

The collaboration has started four years ago and the publication of the joint signature of the protocol drawn up in 2019 was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Il centro di Soccorso Violenza Sessuale e Domestica del Policlinico’ (SVSeD) is the first Italian public anti-violence center, which is aimed at all victims of violence, of any sex and age. It is part of the IRCCS Ca 'Granda Hospital Maggiore Policlinico Foundation. It is based in Milan, within the Mangiagalli Clinic.

21st International FJC-Conference

On 19 April, on the occasion of the 21st International Conference of Family Justice Centers, virtually hosted by the United States, the Guzzetti Foundation and SVSeD were invited to announce the opening of SVSeD as the first Family Justice Center in Italy.

Michele Rabaiotti, General Manager of the Guzzetti Foundation, were present, together with Alessandra Kustermann, Head of SVSeD and Giussy Barbara, gynecologist at the center. Participants in the 21st International Conference of Family Justice Centers expressed great enthusiasm, congratulating the Guzzetti Foundation and SVSeD for the important milestone achieved.