Friends of the Salt Lake County Children's Justice...
Every voice matters, every child deserves to be heard. No child deserves to have their childhood disrupted as a result of molestation, sexual exploitation, physical abuse, shaken baby syndrome, child homicide, drug endangerment, kidnapping or witnessing domestic violence.
Children just want the abuse to STOP, it is up to the rest of us to do something about it. Together we can make a big difference in the life of a child and help them restore their childhood.
Through The caring support from donors the Friends of The Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center has served as the philanthropic conduit providing essential funding so that child victims of crime can experience healing and justice. The Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center has served as a beacon of hope and healing for 1,600 child victims of abuse each year since 1991. This award winning program has empowered child victims ages 17 and under to feel safe to speak up and shatter the silence of abuse. The “best interest of the child” is the guiding philosophy and a variety of services are provided or coordinated in behalf of the victim through on going advocacy, crisis support, expert medical care, and referral to counseling and ongoing support as the case proceeds through the legal system. Through the compassionate and caring staff, children find the courage to testify in court as a witness if needed to bring abusers to justice.
Testimonials from children:
“Thank you for treating me with such patience and respect when I was there. I’m glad there is a place like that for kids who have been through stuff like I have. I wish there didn’t have to be a place like this but I am thankful that there is because if people would stop abusing kids then there would not have to be a place like this. :)” ~ message from a 13 year old girl
“I will never ever forget all the people who helped me, I was in real danger” ~ Message from a 10 year old girl
“Thank you for listening to me” ~ Message from a 7 year old boy