CJC South Valley, in West Jordan

Who We Are and What We Do

The mission of the Friends of the Children's Justice Center charitable organization is to provide the support needed to help child victims of crime recover from the damaging physical, mental, and spiritual effects of their abuse. Through our fundraising efforts we help support the program costs, basic essential client needs, and furnishings for the facilities. Our fundraising efforts provide the means to finance specialized forensic equipment needed at the facilities which provide a private and comfortable environment for children already traumatized from the abuse they have experienced. Funding also provides specialized training for new caseworkers, detectives, and prosecutors to gain advanced skills in interviewing child victims for their witness statements about the crime which are essential so that healing and justice can begin. We exist to support the healing journey that no child should have to experience.

We serve to promote community awareness of child abuse and neglect in our community. Our awareness efforts include partnerships with existing agencies and community partners which can ultimately help in the prevention of child abuse.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors donate substantial time to support the program and serve without compensation. The Board is comprised of representatives in business and community.

President - Josh Jones
CEO/ Founder
Everspire Global

Vice President - Christine Colosimo
Founder and Principal Consultant
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Secretary - Teri Klug
Director, Community Outreach
Visit Salt Lake City

Treasurer - Lauren Stout
Director of Finance
Utah State Bar

Member - Lori James
Fun, Sun and Cruise Travel
Centurion Technologies

Member - Troy Foote
Troy Foote Real Estate Group, LLC


Teresa Barnes
Camp Hope
Friends of Children’s Justice Center Salt Lake County


Tiffany Lawrence
Administrative Support
Friends of Children’s Justice Center Salt Lake County

Ex Officio Members:

Susanne Mitchell
Children’s Justice Center Salt Lake County