Doug Hogan

Tooele County Attorney

Gary K. Searle

Chief Deputy
County Attorney

 

Tooele County Attorney
Gordon R. Hall Courthouse
74 So. 100 E., Suite #26
Tooele, UT 84074

Ph: (435) 843-3120
Fax: (435) 843-3127
Toll Free: (866) 704-3443, Ext. 3120

 

 

Rachel Cowan, Director

Kari Sorensen
Case Worker

Sylvia Allred
Case Worker

Children's Justice Center

25 South 100 East

Tooele, UT 84074

 

Ph: (435) 843-3440

Fax: (435) 843-0050

 

Hours:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday

Tooele County Attorney


Children's Justice Center

Making a Difference for Children and Families

Children's Justice Center

Traditionally, investigation of child abuse required multiple interviews of the victim by police, social services, medical personnel, attorneys, and psychologists.  Each interview occurred at a different place, and rarely in a setting, to the victim, that was familiar or comfortable.

The Children's Justice Center is a homelike environment that eliminates the need for multiple interviews, and is non-threatening to victims.  By utilizing the CJC, investigators can coordinate and begin the investigative process with a minimal amount of trauma to child victims of physical or sexual abuse.

State of the art audio and video equipment helps in preserving the interview for evidentiary purposes, and aids in the continued investigation process.  The goal is to produce a comprehensive response in exploring allegations of abuse, provide recommendations to parents regarding safety and treatment needs of the child, and to stabilize the crises often experienced by the family.

Multi-Disciplinary Team

At the heart of the Children's Justice Center is the multi-disciplinary team.  The team is comprised of Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, Mental Health Professionals, County Attorney Prosecutors, Guardians Ad Litem, Attorney General Prosecutors, and Children's Justice Center Staff.  The CJC combines the perspective and professional knowledge of each respective team member for a more complete understanding of individual case issues, and to ensure thorough follow-up on each case.

How Does it Work?

The Children's Justice Center coordinates:

 

Community Efforts Make the Difference

As a community, we value children and families.  Children in our community are being physically, psychologically, emotionally, and sexually victimized every day.  Although we can't possibly stop every act of abuse, we can make an effort to be aware, and assist as many of these children as we can.  Fragmenting the process by which we investigate these cases of abuse has proven ineffective and often times traumatic for child victims.

The Children's Justice Center refocuses on the child's need for safety and brings diverse systems together to better serve the needs of the child, the family, and the community.

Protecting children from abuse is everyone's responsibility.  If you are aware of a child who is being abused, neglected, or mistreated, please report to one of the following agencies:

 

Tooele City Police
(435) 882-8900
Tooele County Sheriff's Department
(435) 882-5600
Division of Child and Family Services
(435) 833-7350
Division of Child and Family Reporting
(855) 323-3237
Grantsville City Police
(435) 884-6881
Wendover Police
(435) 665-7011
Advisory Board Members
Lynn Clark, Chair Attorney General's Office
Dave McCall, Co-Chair Tooele City Councilman
Lisa Sorensen DCFS
Sarah DeBois Child Therapist, VMH
Frank Park Tooele County Sheriff
Doug Hogan Tooele County Attorney
Shawn Milne Tooele County Commissioner
Diana Obray Guardian Ad Litem
James Gowans Retired Legislator
Ron Kirby Tooele City Police Chief
David Angerhofer Defense Attorney
Kevin Turner Grantsville City Police Chief
Dan Johnson At Large
Friends Board Members
Harry Shinton, Chair  
Tye Hoffmann, Co Chair Edward Jones
Tenille Tingey, Treasurer Zions Financial
Marsha Applegate LCS
Marta Johnson Security Title
Judy Millburn At Large
Bob Lewis At Large
Lyle Parkinson Cargill Salt
John Brown At Large
Wendy Shubert Tooele County Assessor's Office
Jeff Loafman Wal-Mart DC
Corie Amaya Wal-Mart DC
Mike Fields Prudential
Natalie Heiner Photographer
Karen Kallas IHC Hospitals
Joanne Shugart CASA
Marla Spencer First America Title
Holly Cisco Wal-mart
Diana Pfeifer DWS
Teresa Shinton At Large
Ryan Frazier  
Melanie Haering Associated Foods
John Haering  
Cliff Haynes at large
Heidi Peterson Communities that Care
Mindy Waite Walmart DC
Children's Justice Center Staff
Rachael Cowan Director
Kari Sorensen Case Worker
Sylvia Allred Case Worker

 

Community/State Partnership

Money has been appropriated by the State Legislature for minimal operational funding, but the citizens of our community have provided and furnished the facility that houses the Tooele County Children's Justice Center.  The community also funds ongoing support services to child victims.  Community volunteers are a great asset to the Center, and are constantly needed to help provide emotional support and other resources for victims and families.

The Children's Justice Center is a unique community and state partnership on behalf of children.  While government agencies provide necessary investigation services, the citizens of Tooele County can be counted on to make the critical difference in aiding child victims in the healing process.  The Center is an opportunity to provide the precious gifts of caring, love, and support to our children, and an investment in the future of our community.

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of child victims of abuse in our community as a volunteer, please feel free to contact us.  We also accept monetary contributions which are completely tax deductible.

Thank you for you support!

The Tooele County Children's Justice Center
25 South 100 East • Tooele, UT  84074
Telephone: (435) 843-3440 • Fax: (435) 843-0050

"CJCS" - A Place to Search for the Truth

Tooele County | 47 South Main Street | Tooele, UT 84074 | Telephone: (435) 843-3100