ST. GEORGE – Local clergy are invited to attend an evening dedicated to furthering their abilities to respond to their congregations. Hosted by the Washington County Children’s Justice Center, 10 member of 10 community organizations will serve on a panel Wednesday, March 30. The training will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will be held at Southwest Behavioral Health, 474 West 200 North, St. George in Rooms 104-105. In addition to invited community agencies, a County Attorney will answer questions regarding the reporting of suspected child abuse and other questions of the attendees.
This is the third time the Washington County Children’s Justice Center has hosted this event for local clergy. Those in attendance at last year’s event found it a stimulating and informative evening. This training is one of several events being held in conjunction
with April Child Abuse Prevention Month recognition.
The Washington County Children’s Justice Center was established in 1997 to provide a safe, neutral child-friendly environment where professionals from law enforcement and child protective services can interview children between the ages of 2 and 18 when
allegations of sexual abuse, physical abuse or other crimes against children are made. Since opening in February, 1997, over 3,000 children have been interviewed at the Center and their family members and guardians have received services.
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Washington County Children’s Justice Center invites local clergy from all congregations to join us for a cup of chili, cornbread and conversation. Call 435-634-1134 for further information.