Children's Justice Center

Our Mission

Enable victims of crime (domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, etc.) to seek safety, healing and self-sufficiency by improving timely access to essential community services, providing crisis intervention and support, educating victims about choices, and facilitating necessary legal intervention.

What We Provide :

WE ARE OPEN! The Family Justice Center is open for services with precautions for COVID-19. Check-ins are being conducted outside of the Health and Justice Building and masks are required. Please do not come if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fevers, difficulty breathing, inability to smell or taste, etc).

FREE one-stop clinic providing legal advice on family, elder and tenant law ONLY. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month we have Immigrant Legal Services available.

Weekly community services available include victim advocate and housing services.

First Tuesdays also include Adult Protective Services, Division of Child and Family Services, Wasatch Mental Health, and assistance with medical insurance.

When

Tuesday Evenings

Clients accepted from 5 pm - 8 pm

Where

Utah County Health and Justice Building

151 South University Avenue, Suite 1601

Provo, Utah 84601

FAQ's

There isn't a BEST time. There is no way to know how many people will be attending the clinic each evening. Some clients come at 4 p.m. and line up in the hallway. Some come throughout the evening. There are times when clients who come at 6 pm get in really quickly. It all depends on how many attorney volunteers we have and how many clients we have each evening. Unless we have too many clients for available attorneys to help in the evening, we will accept clients up until 8 p.m. each evening.
The wait time varies. Our clinic operates on a first-come-first-serve basis. Because our attorneys spend as much time as needed with each client to ensure their questions are answered, it is difficult to estimate the wait time. We have magazines and a movie playing to help ease the wait time; however, I would plan on bringing something to work on or read while you wait.
There is NO childcare. We have some toys, light snacks, coloring, and a child-friendly movie playing to help parents or caregivers with children. If you have the option of utilizing an outside childcare provider or Family Support and Treatment Center's Crisis Respite Nursery (801)229-1181, we encourage you to do so. The topics discussed at our clinic are largely inappropriate for children.
Yes. Currently, the attorneys for family legal and tenant law are only able to help those individuals who are in the category of 200% of the poverty guideline or below. There is no income guideline for any of the community services or immigration help. Proof of income is not required. If your case is directly involving a crime, income limits may not apply.
No. Our clinic is focused on providing non-bias legal advice ONLY. Low-cost attorney referrals are available, should clients need to retain an attorney. For more information, you can refer to the Timpanogos Legal Services website.
No. Unfortunately, due to our non-profit status, we are unable to print large amounts of documents for clients at this time.
Yes. A laptop and volunteers are available to help navigate through The Division of Workforce Services initial online application process. We do not have information about eligibility and are unable to troubleshoot any issues with your case. Please contact Division of Workforce Services with any questions or concerns.
No. We currently only have volunteers available to help on Tuesday evenings. If you would like assistance from our community partners other days of the week, you may contact us directly and leave a message for us to return your call. We can talk to you about your situation and refer you to the appropriate agencies if you are unable to come on Tuesday evenings. You can call us at (801)851-8508. We return call throughout the week, but not daily.
Yes. All legal documents pertaining to the case you are coming to discuss are very helpful to bring and will ensure you get the best legal advice available. Income verification is NOT required.
No. We provide assistance to any individual seeking help.
If you had an issue with the legal advice offered, you may ask for a different attorney to speak with or discuss your complaint directly with Susan Griffiths, who is the lead attorney. If you have a non-legal complaint, you may contact Maria Blanchard, marian@utahcounty.gov or 801-851-8508, or Amberly Bateman, amberlyb@utahcounty.gov or 801-851-8549.
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