Davis County
Children's Justice Center (CJC)

The CJC offers a comfortable setting to make children feel safe while they are meeting with investigators and other team members about allegations of abuse.

Specially trained professionals talk to children about the abuse they have allegedly experienced. Interviews are recorded to preserve them for evidence and to reduce the need for multiple interviews.

Professionals from several different agencies collaborate on each child's case. At a minimum each team includes representatives from law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, healthcare, mental health, victim advocacy, and the CJC. This multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach increases coordination, allowing agencies to track a child's progress through the investigation, judicial process, and treatment.

Some children may need a medical exam. The exam provided through the Davis County Children's Justice Center is performed by medical professionals with specialized training to work with children who may have been abused or assaulted. A medical exam may be requested by law enforcement, Child Protective Services, or medical professionals.

The CJC provides abused children and their families with referrals for support services, such as therapy, medical care, and victim resources.

MDT members are trained regularly to ensure that Utah's children receive the most professional care possible.

 

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NCA Accredited Member

National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years. A Children's Advocacy Center is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable.

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Office of the Attorney General

Davis County Children's Justice Center is a working public/private partnership for our children. The Davis County Children's Justice Center is 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. The Davis County Children's Justice center is also supported by V.O.C.A. and the National Children's Alliance.

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The CJC Model

The Children's Justice Center (CJC) model helps communities respond more effectively to child abuse. Each center combines a child-focused setting with a multidisciplinary team approach to minimize trauma for the child during the investigative process, improve access to support services, and increase coordination amongst agencies involved in each case.

  • Child Focused Setting
  • Improved Access to Support Services
  • Increase Coordination Between Agencies

Medical Exams

Some children may need a medical exam. Our center has on-site examination rooms to collect evidence and safeguard children’s health.


Support Services

Centers provide abused children and their families with referrals for support services, such as therapy, medical care, and victim resources.

Forensic Interviews

Specially trained professionals talk to children about the abuse they have allegedly experienced. Interviews are recorded to preserve them for evidence and to reduce the need for multiple interviews.


MDT Approach

Professionals from several different agencies collaborate on each child’s case. At a minimum, each team includes representatives from law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, healthcare, mental health, victim advocacy, and the CJC. This multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach increases coordination, allowing agencies to track a child’s progress through the investigation, judicial process, and treatment.

  • Professional Collaboration
  • Increases Effectiveness
  • Specialized Guidance

Serving Utah's Children

The centers primarily serve minors under 18 who are victims of alleged sexual abuse, physical abuse, or other crimes where a child is the primary victim or critical witness, such as domestic violence, drug endangerment, and internet exploitation.

Child-Focused Setting

Our Center offers a comfortable setting to make children feel safe while they are meeting with investigators and other team members about allegations of abuse.

Professional Training

MDT members are trained regularly to ensure that Utah’s children receive the most professional care possible.


Meet Our Staff & Board Members

View the Davis County Children's Justice Center staff members, and the Friends/Advisory Board Members.

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