The Utah Children’s Justice Center (CJC) Program is dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective, efficient, and that minimize trauma for the child. Administered by the Utah Attorney General, the Utah CJC Program oversees 25 locations that serve all 29 counties statewide.
Children’s Justice Centers (CJCs) provide a neutral, child-focused atmosphere for children 17 years of age and younger to receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process. Specially trained professionals talk to a child about the alleged abuse, and representatives from law enforcement, child protection, mental health, medical services, and victim advocacy collaborate on the child’s case. The combined professional wisdom and skill of this multidisciplinary team approach results in a more complete understanding of case issues and the most effective child and family focused system response possible. In an average year, Utah’s CJCs handle 7,000 cases, and serve 37,000 people.
The Utah CJC Program is an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance.
For more information about the Children’s Justice Centers, please visit their website https://www.utahcjc.org/.