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Clark County Children’s Justice Center receives $25,000 grant

The Columbian
Published: November 19, 2022, 5:41am

ESTHER SHORT — The Clark County Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center recently was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Firstenburg Foundation. The grant will be used to support CJC’s victim advocacy program during the 2023 fiscal year.

“CJC is currently responding to 40 percent more cases of suspected child maltreatment — and more serious types of abuse — than we saw pre-COVID,” said Amy Russell, director for CJC. “We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from the Firstenburg Foundation to further our victim advocacy efforts.”

Founded in 2003, the Firstenburg Foundation provides annual grants that range from $5,000 to $50,000 to organizations.

The Arthur D. Curtis Children’s Justice Center is a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center that provides a safe, child-focused place for child victims of criminal-level abuse and their non-offending family members.

For more information, visit clark.wa.gov/childrens-justice-center.