The Children's Justice Center is a facility designed to look and feel like a safe home environment, 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. 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.
Traditionally, Investigation of child abuse required multiple interviews of the child victim by the police, social services, medical personnel, psychologists and attorneys. Each interview occurred at a different place and rarely in a setting that was familiar or comfortable for the child. The Children's Justice Center is place for the child where the necessary interviews can occur in an atmosphere that is safe and non-threatening to the child.
The goal is to produce a comprehensive response in exploring allegations, to provide recommendations to parents regarding the safety or treatment needs of the child, and to stabilize the crisis often experienced by the family.
The Kane County Children's Justice Center is up and running in our temporary home in the old Ranchos Fire Station. We would like to thank so many community partners for helping us with this amazing project, especially Kanab City and Lorie Hunt with TC Engineering (now Iron Rock Engineering). We are currently raising funds for our permanent home to be built behind the Kane County Hospital. You can help us reach our goal of $300,000 by donating to our account at Zion's bank "Friends of the Kane County Children's Justice Center." Or you can contact Devin Shakespear at 435-644-5278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.