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About | About – Just for Kids, Inc. Child Advocacy Center

We restore lives.

Just For Kids Child Advocacy Center and our partners are the front-line responders in Fayette, Raleigh, and Wyoming Counties to reports of child sexual abuse and children who have experienced violence. Since opening our doors in 2002, we have served more than 3,400 children.

Just For Kids coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians under one roof. Our staff:

  • facilitates our partners’ collaborative response
  • arranges families’ visits to the center, including provision of support services, such as transportation
  • conducts forensic interviews
  • provides family advocacy and crisis intervention services
  • provides mental health therapy
  • ensures appropriate medical treatment

All of our services are aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin the healing process. Just for Kids services are free of charge to every client.

What Is a Child Advocacy Center?

Traditionally, children are moved from agency to agency and endure multiple interviews, which creates additional trauma. A child advocacy center (CAC) turns that model upside down by providing one safe, child-friendly facility where child protection, criminal justice, and child treatment professionals work together to investigate abuse, hold offenders accountable, and help children heal.

Why the CAC Model Works.

Just For Kids was able to provide help to 324 children in 2014. Because our model makes children and families feel safer, we’re seeing more child victims of abuse walk through our doors each year.

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Our Team Sets Us Apart.

Just For Kids staff of experienced professionals are dedicated to helping children heal from abuse in Fayette, Raleigh, and Wyoming Counties.  We are equally supported by our Board of Directors —12 volunteers who are committed to our mission and bring a variety of vital professional expertise and experience to the organization.

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We are always looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about fighting the cycle of abuse and creating a safer community for our children.

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