The Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (FJC) opened in mid-December of 2005. The FJC was created as a result of an interlocal agreement between the City of Tacoma and Pierce County.
The interlocal agreement calls for the city and the county to jointly fund the basic infrastructure costs of the FJC. Additional funding for the FJC comes from grants and donations. These funds support the programs and services provided at the center.
The interlocal agreement created an Executive Board to oversee the operation of the FJC. The Executive Board comprises two County Council members, two City Council members and a fifth person of their choosing. Day to day operation of the FJC is managed by center director and assistant director.
Crystal Judson Brame
The center is named in honor of Crystal Judson Brame. Crystal was murdered in 2003 by her husband, then Tacoma Police Department Chief of Police David Brame, who also took his own life.
In the lobby of the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center hangs a plaque to honor her memory. It reads:
"Crystal Judson Family Justice Center
Dedicated to the Memory of Crystal Judson
May all who walk through these doors find
Strength, courage and hope."