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
multi-disciplinary team reviews
information & referral
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