Utah Children’s Justice Centers promote a multidisciplinary response to child abuse. The centers serve children 17 years of age or younger who have allegedly been victims of sexual abuse, serious physical abuse, or other crimes involving children, such as domestic violence, drug endangerment, and Internet exploitation.
ACCREDITATION OF CENTERS
The Utah Children’s Justice Centers Program supports local Children’s Justice Centers in seeking and maintaining accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). Accredited membership in NCA requires that programs meet ten standards. These standards ensure effective, efficient and consistent delivery of services.
In addition to accrediting local centers, the National Children’s Alliance accredits state chapters like the Utah Children’s Justice Centers Program. State chapters must meet five standards. As part of those standards, chapters are expected to promote the development of centers in unserved areas and support existing centers by providing training, technical assistance, and other services.