Children's Justice Center / Victim Services
Karen O. Ashby
58 E. 300 N.
Richfield, UT 84701
Ph: (435) 893-0488
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
To provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process.
Who we are
Child abuse is a traumatic and devastating experience for both children and their families. Victims are often confused and blame themselves. The Children’s Justice Center (CJC) is a home-like, child-friendly facility where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process by decreasing secondary trauma that may be caused by the criminal justice and child protection systems. The CJC is a Sevier County government program within the Department of Human Services.
What we do
The Sevier County Children’s Justice Center is an exceptional program, contributing major advancements in the field of child abuse investigations. The program provides critical assistance with investigations involving sexual abuse, physical abuse, child homicide, domestic violence related child abuse, abductions, and shaken baby syndrome. The center is designed to help children feel safe and comfortable during the interview process. Children visit the center for about one hour while investigators from law enforcement and child protective services meet with the child and their parents to obtain statements and provide support. Crisis intervention, advocacy, and referral services are provided to help the family cope with the aftermath of abuse. Through the coordination services of the Children’s Justice Center, involved agencies work together to promote the “best interests of the child” in prosecution and protection proceedings.
Your tax-deductible contribution will make a significant difference to a child! Help us tame the trauma caused by child abuse. Send donations to Children's Justice Center, 58 East 300 North, Richfield, Utah 84701