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Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws that protect children from arbitrary treatment, abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of maltreatment; and which promote social measures that are designed to enhance the well-being of children. (AIRS TD-1600.3100-140) Includes organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights of families.

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
137 N Freedom Blvd Ste 200
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-429-5801
Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
137 N Freedom Blvd Ste 200
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-429-5801
Fax: 801-344-8597
Service Categories:
Email: CASAProvo@utcourts.gov
Eligibility:

Advocate and Guardians must be appointed by the court. Children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for services

Services Provided:

Provides advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children within the legal system. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties and turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations.

  • Advocacy
  • Guardians ad Litem
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/23/2022
444 26th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-612-2842
Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
444 26th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: 801-612-2842
Service Categories:
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

Advocates are court appointed. Children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for services

Services Provided: Provides advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children within the legal system. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties and turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations.COVID-19 UPDATE: All in person events have been cancelled but training can be done online. Services are handled virtually; please call as usual. Following all CDC and state guidelines.

  • Advocacy
  • Guardians ad Litem
  • Guardians ad Litem Volunteer Opportunities
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/23/2022
747 East South Temple Ste 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-364-1182
Address:
747 East South Temple Ste 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-364-1182
Fax: 801-364-1186
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Services Provided:

Communicates the needs of children through research, publications, media campaigns and advocacy to ensure that children's needs are known and met. Influences policies and decisions to ensure that the best interest of children is our state's priority.

Provider Profiles:

Utah Medicaid and CHIP extension a key campaign https://utahchildren.org/issues/chip-resources
Roz McGee past Executive Director

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 4/19/2022
450 South State Street Ste W22
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-578-3962
Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
450 South State Street Ste W22
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-578-3962
Fax: 801-578-3965
Service Categories:
Email: casasaltlake@utcourts.gov
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility:

Children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for services

Services Provided: Provides advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children within the legal system. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties and turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations. Also, offer guardian advocates and volunteer opportunities.COVID-19 UPDATE: Following CDC and state Guidelines.

  • Guardians ad Litem
  • Advocacy
  • Guardians ad Litem Volunteer Opportunities
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/4/2022
200 North Main
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-1271
Address:
200 North Main
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-1271
Fax: 435-678-1204
Eligibility: At-risk students who are referred to program by principals, law enforcement, etc.
Services Provided:

The F.A.C.T. initiative provides flexible, comprehensive, preventive services to families with children at risk of failing in school, and/or at risk of abuse and neglect. The program involves the Departments of Human Services, Health, Public Education, and the Juvenile Courts. The new Department of Workforce Services will also be involved.
1. Advocacy on behalf of students.
2. Assistance in helping students comply with court mandates.
3. Case worker for family support
4. Case worker for Medicaid, food stamps, AFDC, etc.
5. Health check-ups and referrals to medical services
6. Individual and family counsel.
7. Referrals to legal, job, and community services.
8. Severe and Habitual Offenders Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP).
9. Social skills classes.
10. Some financial assistance.
11. Tutoring.
Agencies include: [Child Welfare] [Mental Health] [DSPD] [Substance Abuse] [DCFS] [ORS] [Aging]

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 12/4/2020
135 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-713-6227
Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
135 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-713-6227
Fax: 435-713-6226
Service Categories:
Email: natashaw@utcourts.gov
Eligibility:

Children ages 0 to 18 years are eligible for services.

Services Provided: Provides advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children within the legal system. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties and turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations. Also offers volunteer opportunities.COVID-19 UPDATE: Following all CDC and state guidelines.

  • Advocacy
  • Guardians ad Litem
  • Guardians ad Litem Volunteer Opportunities
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/4/2022
920 East Highway 40 Ste 216
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435-781-9370
Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
920 East Highway 40 Ste 216
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435-781-9370
Fax: 435-789-2759
Service Categories:
Email: jacoyj@utcourts.com
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Services Provided: The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) provides advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children within the legal system. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties and turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations.COVID-19 UPDATE: Following all CDC and State guidelines. Still serving children virtually.

  • Guardians ad Litem
  • Advocacy/Ombudsman Volunteer Opportunities
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/4/2022
PO Box 9757
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Phone: 801-520-7376
Address:
PO Box 9757
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Phone: 801-520-7376
Email: info@able-differently.org
Services Provided: Promotes a self-help model that serves school and younger-age children and their families with special behavioral health care needs who have not had success with typical forms of intervention. Supports parents solving problems themselves with participation in family-centered community partnerships such as schools, medical homes, and mental health systems, through child care mental health consultation rpograms. Volunteer opportunities available in clerical, computer/Internet, fundraising, and financial planning.COVID-19 HOURS: Following all CDC and state guidelines.

  • Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities
  • Child Care Mental Health Consultation Programs
  • Computer/Internet Services Volunteer Opportunities
  • Clerical Volunteer Opportunities
  • Financial Planning Volunteer Opportunities
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/19/2022
40 North 100 East
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-867-3250
Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
40 North 100 East
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-867-3250
Service Categories:
Email: cedprovidereports@utcourts.gov
Services Provided:

Provides court and juvenile court services for Iron County.

  • State Trial Courts
  • Guardians ad Litem
  • Advocacy
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/12/2022
206 West Tabernacle
Saint George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-986-5700
Organization Name: Utah State Courts
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Address:
206 West Tabernacle
Saint George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-986-5700
Fax: 435-986-5723
Service Categories:
Email: stgprovidereports@utcourts.gov
Services Provided:

Provides court and juvenile court services for Washington County.

  • State Trial Courts
  • Guardians ad Litem
  • Advocacy
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/12/2022
Nationwide Provider
332 S Michigan Ave, Ste 121 – S240
Chicago, IL 60604-4434
Nationwide Provider
Address:
332 S Michigan Ave, Ste 121 – S240
Chicago, IL 60604-4434
Service Categories:
Eligibility:

Siblings of individuals with disabilities

Services Provided:

To provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support, and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families. Resources for siblings across the lifespan.

Chapter development inquiries: chapter.inquiries@siblingleadership.org

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 2/14/2022
Nationwide Provider
5100 Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Nationwide Provider
Address:
5100 Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Email: info@nicwa.org
Services Provided:

Provides educational and informational resources for families, service providers, caseworkers and tribal leaders related to the welfare of Native American and Alaska Native children. This includes information about child abuse, adoption and foster care, policy, and advocacy.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/10/2022
Nationwide Provider
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: Bank Street Graduate School of Education
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Address:
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1400
610 West 112th Street New York, NY 10025
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 646-284-9600
Fax: 646-284-9623
Email: info@nccp.org
Eligibility: None.
Services Provided:

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation's leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children. NCCP has a list online of publications on the following topics:

  • Child Poverty
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Early Care and Learning
  • Healthy Development
  • Immigrant Families
  • Infants and Toddlers
  • Integrated Systems
  • Low-Wage Work
  • Social Security
  • Welfare
  • Work Supports
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/18/2020
Nationwide Provider
590 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Nationwide Provider
Address:
590 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Toll Free Phone: 877-402-7722
Services Provided:

Focuses on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families.

Serves Include:

  • Promoting research
  • Connecting professionals to promote the best response to child maltreatment
  • Educating the public about child abuse and neglect
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/25/2022