• To provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere for alleged victims of child abuse to receive coordinated services during the investigative process.
  • To decrease the secondary trauma that can inadvertently be caused by the criminal justice and child protection systems.
  • To encourage the prompt and efficient processing of cases by the sharing of information and improving coordination.
  • To minimize through coordinated efforts the number of times a child may be interviewed.
  • To focus on what is in the best interests of the child by providing every opportunity for service, protection and prosecution where appropriate.
  • To track children’s cases as needed for the benefit of the children.
  • To ensure that every child who is alleged to have been physically or sexually abused receives a medical examination, as deemed appropriate.
  • To ensure that each child who enters the CJC for an interview will be treated with respect and caring, with no regard to their ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability.