Frustrated about the number of cases of child abuse going un-prosecuted, Jessica Nicely established Winged Hope Family Advocacy Foundation in January 2013. Winged Hope's programs focus on Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Awareness, Prevention and Treatment, while aiding existing advocacy centers, government agencies and the community at large.
The Winged Hope Family Advocacy Foundation assists in efforts to form advocacy centers and spread the message of Child Abuse Prevention and Domestic Violence Prevention. An advocacy center is a comprehensive, victim-focused program based in one facility that allows law enforcement, child protection professionals, prosecutors, victim advocates, forensic interviewers, medical professionals and mental health providers to work together when intervening and investigating violent crimes against children and adults. The goal of the Advocacy Center is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Crimes Against Persons investigations while reducing the stress and trauma to the victim.