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

In 2014, Just For Kids Child Advocacy Center served 289 children.

One in every 10 children will be a victim of sexual abuse by their 18th birthday. Based on data from the CDC, a conservative estimate for the cost of maltreatment in West Virginia was over $775 Million in 2014.

Just For Kids exists to change those numbers and lead the fight against the cycle of child abuse through a stronger, more approachable model. And over the past year, we’ve made significant progress by providing 284 forensic interviews, 3 medical exams, and therapy to 41 children in our community.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS

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Who We Serve

  • 65% of victims knew their abuser. Abuse is a crime of secrecy.
  • 74% of cases reported were sexual abuse

How Many Served

  • Just For Kids served 3,400 children since 2002.
  • Just For Kids is seeing 40% more cases than in 2011. Because our model works, more children are coming to Just For Kids.

What We Provided

  • 1203 forensic interviews
  • 250 children received therapy sessions
  • 25 children received medical exams

What Caregivers Are Saying

  • Our caregivers agreed that their child/children felt safe at Just For Kids Child Advocacy Center.
  • If they knew anyone else with a situation like their family was facing, they would tell that person about Just For Kids.

How This Benefits Our Community

  • The CAC model saved taxpayers in our community $302,583.00 in investigative expenses this year.
  • If the CAC hadn’t intervened, the estimated lifetime costs of abuse for the children we served last year would have been $ 21,421,224.00.

Help Us Help Children Heal.

In order to continue helping children in our community begin their path to healing from abuse, we need your help.

Every dollar you donate will go directly back to supporting children here in our local community — helping promote justice for them, connecting them to healing services, and ending the cycle of abuse.

DONATE TO Just For Kids