PHOENIX — The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family has awarded approximately $250,000 in grant funding to six Arizona programs to support the investigative, administrative, and judicial handling of cases involving child abuse and neglect.
“This grant funding is a big step forward in Arizona’s work to combat child abuse and support victims,” said Governor Ducey. “Expanding these life-saving programs will keep more Arizona children out of harm’s way and on the path to a bright, fulfilling future. My thanks to all the awardees and everyone who works tirelessly to protect Arizona’s kids.”
Funding will be used to expand Arizona programs that are improving multidisciplinary coordination, providing training for professionals involved in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect, and supporting the development of child and family advocacy centers.
"Protecting the health and safety of our most vulnerable children is a top priority for this administration," said Director Maria Cristina Fuentes. "We are proud to support the life-changing work of our subgrantees and their dedication to keeping Arizona children safe."
FY2020 Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Grant Awardees:
- Flagstaff Medical Center
- Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
- Childhelp, Inc.- Maricopa County
- Childhelp, Inc.- Gila County
- Amberly’s Place, Inc.
- 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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