Sanpete County Children's Justice Center
(435) 283-3120 (435) 851-9646
167 E 100 S Ephraim, UT 84627
Mon. – Fri. 8am to 12 pm or by Appointment
To report neglect or abuse of a child call the Division of Child and Family Services at (855) 323-3237 (24 hours a day)
The Children’s Justice Center(CJC) is a homelike facility which serves children and families who are experiencing the crisis and chaos that comes with the disclosure of significant physical or sexual abuse of a child.
The Center is designed to help children feel safe and comfortable so that they may begin to deal with the difficult and often frightening issues that surround abuse. The focus and function of the CJC is to reduce the trauma of the child abuse investigation and help the child feel safe to reveal the truth.
The CJC is a working public/private partnership for our children. The homelike facility and the treatment programs of the CJC are supported by private donations from the community. The CJC receives partial operational funding through appropriation by the Utah State Legislature, administered by the Office of the Utah Attorney General.
THE CHILDREN’S JUSTICE CENTER COORDINATES the investigation of child sexual and physical abuse and neglect by trained professional law enforcement personnel and CPS social workers, including the comprehensive child interview process (video and audio) and multidisciplinary staffing and tracking of the case.
Medical forensic exams for child abuse victims are available and recommended in consultation with PRIMARY CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER.
Mental Health information from community providers for the child and family are available through the Center.
Funding is available for treatment and exams through the CRIME VICTIM REPARATIONS PROGRAM.
“Whenever any person has reason to believe that a child has been subjected to incest, molestation, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or neglect, or who observes a child being subjected to conditions or circumstances which would reasonably result in (this abuse)… he shall immediately notify the nearest peace officer, law enforcement agency, or office of the division (Division of Child and Family Services-Department of Social Services, Protective Services).” (Utah State Code 62A-4-501)
All child abuse or neglect should NOW be reported to CENTRAL INTAKE. Please call 1-855-323-3237
“Reason to Believe” does not mean that you must prove a child is being abused or neglected. It is the role of the investigators (law enforcement officer or Protective Service worker) to investigate and establish proof. The investigation should be conducted in a confidential and sensitive manner.
Friends of CJC members of the community that support the Children’s Justice Center (CJC).