The Clark County Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center (CJC) was recently awarded a $25,000 grant that will be used to support the center’s victim advocacy program during the 2023 fiscal year.
The grant was awarded by the Firstenburg Foundation, a philanthropic organization, which was founded in 2003.
“CJC is currently responding to 40% more cases of suspected child maltreatment – and more serious types of abuse – than we saw pre-COVID,” Amy Russell, the director of the center, stated in a news release. “We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from the Firstenburg Foundation to further our victim advocacy efforts.”
CJC is a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center that provides a safe, child-focused place for alleged child victims of criminal-level abuse and their non-offending family members.
More information on the center can be found online at clark.wa.gov/childrens-justice-center.