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A Child-Friendly Environment

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Photo of murals on corridor wall

In a traditional response system, child victims are often bounced from one institutional setting to another. CJC provides a child-friendly atmosphere for children where professionals come together in one place to meet with the child and the family at the center. This reduces the number of times a child must tell their story of personal suffering and the CJC decorum promotes a child-centered psychological warmth that helps calm a child's fears. Law enforcement at CJC are required to wear plain clothes and perpetrators, or suspects involved in reports of abuse, are not allowed within the center.

The two-way observation mirrors are covered with pleasant decals of nature scenes and a colorful travel theme decorates the walls.

 

 

 

Arthur D. Curtis Children's Justice Center: Mary Blanchette, Executive Director
601 W Evergreen Blvd. Suite 101
Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 61992, Vancouver, WA 98666
Main phone: (360) 397-6002 | FAX: (360) 397-6019

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