Just For Kids is helping children, promoting justice, and making headlines.

Check out our national awareness campaign and peruse our reports, press releases, and news coverage to get to know our mission on a deeper level.

Be One with Courage.

One with Courage, a national campaign proudly offered by the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network and Just For Kids, focuses on the courage it takes to talk about child abuse. You can help — learn the signs, share this information, and be the One with Courage to make a difference.

Child sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy, which tragically breeds within our communities because it’s difficult to talk about. That’s why conversation is the most effective tool we have to eradicate child abuse. You can be the One with Courage to inspire others to talk openly about it.

LEARN HOW TO SPOT ABUSE

Questions and Interviews

The knowledgeable and experienced staff of Just For Kids can be a valuable resource for stories covering child abuse intervention, prevention and advocacy. For questions related to these important issues or to request an interview with one of our valued staff please contact Scott Miller at 304-255-4834 or justforkidswv@gmail.com

Just For Kids Reports and Press Releases

 April, 2017

 What We Do:        Just for Kids is a Child Advocacy Center serving children and families in Raleigh, Fayette, and Wyoming counties with the goal of preventing and responding to child abuse.   We partner with law enforcement, child protective services (CPS) and the prosecutor’s office to ensure a coordinated response to criminal child abuse.

April was Child Abuse Prevention Month:   Every April, Just For Kids promotes practices in the community that encourage families to learn all they can to promote children’s well-being and prevent child maltreatment.  Just For Kids hosted three events in April.

Public Forum-   Was held April 6th at the Crossroads Mall.  We heard from community members regarding protecting our children in Fayette, Raleigh and Wyoming Counties.

Plant a Pinwheel for Prevention –  The Mayor of Beckley read a proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Preschool children came and planted pinwheels on the Mayor’s lawn they remained for the entire month as a symbol of hope and promise for the children of West Virginia.

Champions of Children Recognition Dinner – The 6th Annual Champions of Children Dinner was held on Thursday, April 27th at the Resort at Glade Springs.  We  honored five law enforcement officers for their work with Just For Kids and going above and beyond in supporting children. They are: Trooper’s Matt Shifflette and Richard Paynter of the WV State Police Jesse Detachment; Detective James Pack, Fayette County Sheriff’s Dept.; Detective James Pack Jr., Oak Hill City Police; Detective Phil Gunther, Raleigh County Sheriff’s Dept.   We  honored Brenda Meadows, the Teddy Bear Lady, who has donated hundreds of teddy bears to Just For Kids and over 2,500 stuffed animals to children across the State to spread comfort and joy to children who have been traumatized by abuse.  Live music was provided by accomplished musicians from Liberty High School, a sit down dinner, cash bar and a silent auction were included in the evening.

 

 
How You Can Help?

Support us by:

  • Donating Directly to Just For Kids. Although we provide an essential service to the community, less than half of our funds come from public sources.  It is critical that individuals and businesses financially support Just For Kids.
  • Become an engaged community member by spreading information on our work and reporting any suspected child abuse.
  • At no cost to you, participate in our merchant partners program. Two notable partners are Amazon and Kroger.

To register on the Amazon partners program, designate Just for Kids as the recipient organization at   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0642303

To register on the Kroger partners program, go to kroger.com/community rewards.  Register and choose Just for Kids as your organization of choice.  Once registered, when you swipe your Kroger card for food/gas, Just for Kids will receive 3% of all your purchases.

  • Share this newsletter with your friends, and spread the news about the important work that Child Advocacy Center’s perform across West Virginia and the rest of the United States.

 

 

 

Just For Kids Child Advocacy Center

129 Main St, Suite 406,  Beckley, WV  25801     304-255- 4834

Website:  jfkwv.com, Facebook:  Just For Kids, Inc.

 

Save the Date:   The Sixth Annual Golf Classic is schedule for August 16 2017 at Woodhaven in Glad Springs