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Iron County Children's Justice Center Run For The Kids
Sat, May 17, 2014
Cedar City, UT
About This Activity
Philosophy: Each child has an inherent right to be treated with dignity.1. Child abuse is a community problem: no single agency, individual or discipline has the necessary knowledge, skills or resources to provide all the assistance needed by abused children and their families.2. The combining of the experience and professional knowledge of child protective services, law enforcement, prosecution and court personnel, and medical and mental health professionals can result in a more thorough understanding of case issues and can provide the best possible system response.3. Open communication and case coordination among community professionals and agencies are critical for protecting the child and promoting justice.4. The protection and interests of each child will be foremost in all recommendations related to investigation, referrals, treatment, prosecution and emotional support.Goals:1. To provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit, intergovernmental response to sexual abuse of children, physical abuse of children and other crimes involving children where the child is a primary victim or a critical witness such as drug related child endangerment cases.2. To reduce the time and duplication required to evaluate, investigate and to initiate treatment and other needed services for the abused child.3. To facilitate the investigation of the alleged offense against the abused child.4. To conduct interviews in a professional manner to minimize trauma to the child. To obtain reliable and admissible information which can be used effectively in criminal and child protective proceedings. To expedite processing of the case through the courts to protect the interests of the abused child and the community.5. To obtain evidence for use in child protection and criminal proceedings and facilitate prosecution of offenders.6. To coordinate and track investigative, treatment and prosecutorial efforts.7. To seek protection of the child from further abuse.8. To enhance the skills and provide peer support for professionals involved in child abuse cases and to coordinate and host interdisciplinary continuing education.9. To maintain a confidential case management system, to evaluate the effectiveness of the Center and to encourage research