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The Children's Justice Center is a working public/private partnership which demonstrates the commitment of this community to protecting children. The home and furnishings are a gift of hope and healing to the children from our community.

Money has been appropriated by the Utah State Legislature for minimal operational funding, but it is the citizens of our community who have furnished the facility for the Children's Justice Center and fund ongoing support services to the child and family. Community volunteers are also greatly needed to help provide emotional support and other resources for victims and families.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Onsite Victim Support Volunteers

  • Commit to one 2-hour shift, once a week on the same day and time (shifts run Monday-Friday, 8 am-6 pm).
  • Attend a one-hour orientation.
  • Submit to a BCI background check and pay the applicable fee.
  • Commit to volunteer for at least four months.

Provo location - please email Gabby at GabrielaH@utahcounty.gov to select a shift that works with your schedule and to set up an orientation date and time.

American Fork location - please email Heather at HeatherA@utahcounty.gov to select a shift that works with your schedule and to set up an orientation date and time.

Volunteer Mentors

  • Participate in a state-mandated 40 hour training.
  • Submit to a BCI background check and pay the applicable fee.
  • Trainings are available in February, May and September. We are especially grateful for Spanish speaking mentors.
  • Spend meaningful time with children for 1-2 hours a week, for a six month period.
  • Commit to be a mentor for at least six months.

Please email Annette at AnnetteD@utahcounty.gov for more information on how to apply and current availability.

Children's and Teen Groups

The Child/Teen/Parent Groups, led by licensed clinical therapists, are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Our group volunteer shifts are typically from 3:15 pm - 8:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm respectively.

  • Set up and break down rooms
  • Sign in families
  • Help with children during group sessions
  • Must be 18 years or older and have a strong desire to work with children.
  • Must complete a screening interview and, if accepted, fill out an application packet.
  • Submit to a BCI background check and pay the applicable fee.

Please email Kelli Stout at KelliS@utahcounty.gov for more information.

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Family Justice Center

Volunteers work with clients that come to the FJC to receive services from various agencies. Volunteers conduct interviews with the clients to ensure that they receive the appropriate services and talk with the appropriate agencies. Volunteers assist in coordinating between the clients and the agencies. If the volunteers speak Spanish they assist in translating for the Spanish speaking clientele. The FJC is held every Tuesday from 5 -8 pm. Volunteers are needed from 4:00 to 8:30 pm every Tuesday to help set up for the clinic and clean up after the clinic. This volunteer experience aligns well with an education in Social work, Behavioral sciences, or a related field.

REQUIREMENTS: There is a 40 hour trauma training that is required in order to begin this volunteer experience. Due to the level of training we require a 6 month commitment. If you are interested, please contact Amberly Bateman at 801-851-8549 or AmberlyB@utahcounty.gov

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