Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor’s Office Awards $200K to Organizations Addressing Child Abuse and Neglect

December 21, 2022

PHOENIX — The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) has awarded approximately $200,000 in grant funding to five Arizona organizations to improve the investigation, prosecution and judicial handling of child abuse and neglect. 

“All Arizona children deserve the opportunity to thrive in safe, stable and nurturing environments,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “I’m grateful for the organizations and individuals who work tirelessly day in and day out to strengthen families, protect our kids, and prevent child abuse and neglect throughout our state.”

Funding will be used to support Arizona organizations that improve multidisciplinary coordination, provide training for professionals involved in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases, and support the development of child and family advocacy centers.

“Protecting Arizona’s most vulnerable from abuse and neglect, and providing critical support to ensure all Arizonans have the opportunity to thrive, is a collaborative and statewide effort,” said Executive Director Maria Cristina Fuentes. “We are proud to support the growth of the strong continuum of care in local communities through organizations who are dedicated to keeping Arizona children safe.”

FY2023 Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Grant Awardees:

  • Amberly’s Place
  • Childhelp, Inc.
  • Flagstaff Medical Center - Safe Child Center 
  • Prevent Child Abuse Arizona - Yavapai Family Advocacy Center
  • Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center 

The Children’s Justice Act Grant is a formula-based program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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