Do you have a heart for children? More specifically, children who face sexual abuse, exploitation, and violence? If this is an area you would like to make a difference in, now is your chance.
The Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center is looking for volunteers for the Friends of Children’s Justice Center committee. Be part of a team that helps fight child sexual abuse, exploitation, and violence. The committee helps with community outreach, education, fundraising, and legislative efforts to protect children. To learn more about becoming a volunteer, visit an informational meeting on Monday, January 28th at 4:30 PM at 601 W. Evergreen Blvd. Ste. 101.
In the United States, child abuse is reported every ten seconds. The cost of these cases $220 million each day for investigations, foster care, medical and mental health treatment, special education, juvenile and adult crime and chronic health problems. In 2017, there were more than 2,600 child abuse cases reported in Clark County. Of these, more than 460 of the most serious cases were assisted by the Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center.
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According to Executive Director Amy Russell, “CJC is committed to providing support services to children in Clark County affected by violence and exploitation. Volunteers play a vital role in their support of CJC and we are always in need of dedicated, compassionate volunteers to help us carry out our mission.”
The Friends of Children’s Justice Center is a partnership of concerned individuals that aims to raise awareness in our community and promote the safety of children in conjunction with the Children’s Justice Center. There are many ways volunteers can help:
– Help CJC raise money through events, mailings and various other fundraising efforts.
– Help CJC educate the public. Speak to groups, organize presentations by CJC staff, staff a table at a community event.
– Help support CJC and child victims with legislation. Help educated the community on public policy issues or supporting state and federal legislation to fund the work of CJC and other Children’s Advocacy groups around the country.
Friends of CJC care about all children and youth in Clark County. If this is you, attend the informational meeting on January 28th. For more information, visit the Children’s Justice Center online.