About the Iron County Children’s Center
Who we are
” A Place Where Small Voices Are Heard ”
The Children’s Justice Center is a homelike facility which serves children and families who are experiencing the crisis and chaos that comes with the disclosure of significant physical or sexual abuse of a child. Audio and video equipment is used to preserve interviews for evidence and eliminate the need for multiple interviews.
The Center is designed to help children feel safe and comfortable so that they may begin to deal with the difficult and often frightening issues that surround abuse. The focus and function of the CJC is to reduce the trauma of the child abuse investigation and help the child feel safe to reveal the truth.
The CJC is a working public/private partnership for our children. The homelike facility and the treatment programs of the CJC are supported by private donations from the community. The CJC receives partial operational funding through appropriation by the Utah State Legislature, administered by the Office of the Utah Attorney General.
Joint forensic interviews with Law Enforcement detectives and Child Protective Services caseworkers.
Mental Health Services
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Certified Therapists.
Medical staff from Safe and Healthy families Primary Children’s Hospital.
Trauma-Focused Yoga Classes for Youth
Yoga classes geared towards targeting trauma and recovering from victimization.
Court Victim Services
The victim advocates can provide emotional support during court hearings and processes.
Referrals and Resources
Giving primary and secondary victims referrals and resources to promote the health and healing of what happened to them.
“If you want peace work for justice.”
Pope John Paul II
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