The Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center Program is a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children and teens receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process. Over 3,200 children, teens and family members walk through their doors every year seeking help and healing for: Physical abuse, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, date rape, sexual assault, kidnapping, internet exploitation, witness to domestic violence, witness to a violent crime, or drug endangerment.
In just a few short hours, you will receive a comprehensive response to your situation. You can tell them what happened and they can answer your questions. They will then connect you with a variety of expert services in counseling, medical care, restitution, and any other services. You can walk out the doors with a sigh of relief and resources to suit your needs. Their staff will call to check on you later to see how things are adjusting for your child and family.
To provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process.
Child abuse is a traumatic and devastating experience for both children and their families. Victims are often confused and blame themselves. The Children's Justice Center (CJC) is a home-like, child-friendly facility where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process by decreasing secondary trauma that may be caused by the criminal justice and child protection systems. The CJC is a Salt Lake County government program administered by the District Attorney.
The Children's Justice Center program is a private public partnership and relies state, federal and county funding as well as the caring generosity of donors, sponsors and grants to provide the best possible care for children, teens and family members impacted by crime. The program is partially funded by the Utah Legislature through the Attorney Generals office and administered by the Salt Lake County District Attorney's office. Program staff are trained in social work, crisis counseling, victim advocacy and are kind and considerate in making children and family members feel at ease and supported.
For more information about the CJC program please go to the Salt Lake County District Attorney Website link: https://slco.org/district-attorney