Children’s Justice Center
holds open house, police
help with awareness campaign
by serving as waiters
By Robert Stevens
Apr. 19, 2018
EPHRAIM—The Children’s Justice Center (CJC) in Ephraim has been busy trying to increase awareness during April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
On Tuesday, April 10, the CJC held an open house to bring people in and introduce them to just how the local CJC helps children in their hour of need.
“We wanted to make the county agencies, school districts, churches, hospitals and communities in our county aware of this valuable tool (the CJC) that supports the needs of children and their families in crisis,” Diane Keeler, CJC director, said.
More than two dozen people, from many walks of life, came to the open house—including educators, politicians, lawmen and general community members.
“We were very encouraged to see most of those who came through had no idea about the Center and left amazed that we had this type of service, not only available throughout the State but in our very own County,” Keeler said. “We are so grateful for the support the center has from not only the county commissioners, Snow College, law enforcement agencies and DCFS, but from some of the local churches, schools and community members.”
The CJC also partnered with local law enforcement and Dirk’s Farmhouse Restaurant on Saturday to host their Dine and Donate event. The fundraising event had lawmen serving diners at the restaurant, and the money raised went to support the CJC. More than $2,000 was raised for the CJC in two hours.
Another fundraiser for the CJC is planned for Saturday, June 9, in the form of a charity golf tournament at Palisade’s Golf Course in Sterling.
For information or questions, call Keeler at 283-3120 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.