Why is the Children’s Justice Center model so important? How does it make a difference for child victims of abuse? At its core, the model is about teamwork – bringing the agency professionals involved in a case together on the front end – and about putting the needs of the child victim first.
Rather than having a child taken from agency to agency throughout the law enforcement and child protection systems, having to endure multiple interviews, we bring the system to the child. A CJC brings the agency professionals together to work in a collaborative approach that results in effective, efficient and child-centered casework.