Friends of Children's Justice Center Salt Lake County has served as the philanthropic conduit providing essential funding so that child victims of crime can experience hope, healing and justice. The Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center has served as a beacon of hope and healing for over 1,800 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 on behalf of the victim through ongoing 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.