Legal Professionals: Utah Resources

Children's Justice Centers

Utah’s Children's Justice Centers (CJCs) promote a multidisciplinary response to child abuse. The centers serve children 17 years of age or younger who have allegedly been victims of sexual abuse, serious physical abuse, or other crimes involving children, such as domestic violence, drug endangerment, and Internet exploitation.


1-855-323-3237

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Learn the Process: How does the Children's Justice Center Model Work?

Helpful for clients, consumers, and the general public, this resource from One With Courage Utah outlines functions of both the CJC and CPS and the joint investigation and coordinated case review processes.

Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope utilizes gender responsive case management to help women choose a safe path of success while living in the community. Here at Journey of Hope, we encourage, but never force, clients to seek trauma informed treatment services to lessen the impact of past trauma. We provide further support to our clients through mentoring and case management as they navigate their recovery. Often, pathways to criminal behavior start with trauma, but can end when women’s needs are holistically met. Journey of Hope's website features of a list of community resources as well as a useful list of terminology and definitions.  

Legal Professionals: National Resources

AEquitas

AEquitas' mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability. AEquitas staff support prosecutors and allied professionals by conducting legal research; providing 24/7 case consultation; hosting specialized or state-specific training events and webinars; providing individual experts to jurisdictions and organizations; and publishing articles, monographs, and other resources on topics relevant to the prosecution of violence against women.

Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice

The mission of the Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) is to create a resilient, trauma-informed society where all individuals and families have the opportunity and the supports necessary to thrive. Our goal is to advocate for public policies and programs at the federal, state, local and tribal levels that incorporate up-to-date scientific findings regarding the relationship between trauma across the lifespan and many social and health problems. In addition, work in collaboration with communities, cities, states, and tribes to develop trauma-informed and prevention-focused policies and practices that reflect experience in the field.

National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse

National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse's (NCPCA) mission is to reduce the number of children victimized and exploited by assisting prosecutors and allied professionals laboring on behalf of victims too small, scared or weak to protect themselves. NCPCA is a voice for the voiceless. NCPCA is dedicated to saving the lives of children who cannot defend themselves. 


To achieve its goal of enhancing the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution of child abuse, NCPCA has articulated the following four objectives: 

  1. Host national, regional and local training on state-of-the-art basic and advanced training utilizing evidence based and victim centered practices
  2. Provide immediate, comprehensive technical assistance
  3. Develop and distribute publications on a range of child maltreatment topics; and
  4. Contribute to coordination efforts to improve resource delivery

Website sections include information on national conferences, customized trainings, prosecution and defense experts, state statutes, a child tech crimes blog, CSE case law updates, publications, CASE Campaign, e-learning, child abuse links, FAQs, and mailing list.

Legal Professionals: Secondary Traumatic Stress

Secondary Traumatic Stress

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) introductory page on secondary traumatic stress has sections on understanding who is at risk, strategies for prevention and intervention, strategies to build resiliency and address secondary traumatic stress, worker resiliency in trauma-informed systems, and NCTSN resources on secondary traumatic stress.


Highlighted resources for legal professionals:

Infographics from Echo Parenting

Echo Behavior Trauma-Informed Flowchart

DOs and DONTs of a Trauma-Informed Classroom

Infographics from SAMHSA/NCTSI: Understanding Child Trauma

Understanding Child Trauma

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this three-page, informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI). Also available in Spanish.

Understanding Child Trauma: More than You Think

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this one-page, informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI).

Understanding Child Trauma: Recognize the Signs

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI).

Understanding Child Trauma: There is Hope

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI).

Please note:

While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members.  No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.

  

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