Justice for Children


http://justiceforchildren.org

Justice for Children’s Call Center helps when the child protection system fails to protect a child. We offer information, guidance and assistance to adults who are trying to keep the child safe.

Our Pro Bono Legal program provides free legal help when it appears that a court or agency will return a child to an abusive situation. Our Court Watch program sends observers to courts in cases where a know abuser might be on the verge of obtaining custody or unsupervised visitation.

Justice for Children does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services.

Your tax deductible donation to help us help children will change lives.

The purpose of Justice for Children is to provide a full range of advocacy and services for abused and neglected children; that includes pro-bono legal advocacy, public policy monitoring, guidance through a complex child protective system, professional referrals, mental health services, court watch, research, education, and emotional support. The following is a brief explanation of our advocacy and services

WHAT THEY BELIEVE

Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment

Child abuse is a crime and should be treated as such

Child abuse costs American taxpayers more than $300 billion dollars a year

The primary focus of communities, child protective agencies, police and courts should be on the safety of the child rather than the rights of the parents

Attorneys appointed to represent children should have an enforceable obligation to the child

When a child reports being sexually molested or physically abused, the child should be protected until and unless the report is proven false

No child should be forced to spend unsupervised time with their abuser

Child protective agencies should be held accountable for negligent failure to protect children in their charge, Society has a moral obligation to protect our children from abuse and neglect

The safety and rights of the child are paramount to the rights of any caretaker

WHAT SERVICES THEY PROVIDE

All services provided at the JFCAC are FREE:

  • child-friendly atmosphere for child abuse interviews
  • medical exams
  • forensic interviews
  • multi-disciplinary team reviews
  • information & referral
  • educational presentations
  • professional training

Referral Policy

All child abuse interviews and medical exams conducted at the Justice for Children Advocacy Center are referred by the Department of Child & Family Services (Social Services), Law Enforcement agencies or the District Attorney’s Office.

Who is the JFCAC for?

  • Child-Victim of Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Non-Offending Family Members
  • Service & Treatment Providers (Justice for Children Team Members)
  • The Community at-Large

Justice for Children Team Members & Service Providers

  • District Attorney
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Genesee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Batavia City Police Department
  • LeRoy Village Police Department
  • New York State Police
  • Child Protective Service
  • Genesee County Mental Health
  • Victim Assistance
  • Rape Crisis Services
  • Law Guardians
  • Probation Department
  • CASA for Children
  • BOCES Representatives
  • School Representatives
  • United Memorial Medical Center
  • Medical Representatives
  • Tonawanda Indian Reservation Medical Center

Submit a request for help at: http://justiceforchildren.org/intake-forms/

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