Child Advocacy

Description: 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)

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195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-538-4589
Organization Name: Utah State Department of Human Services
Address: 195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-538-4589
Toll Free Phone: 800-868-6413
Eligibility: Family involvement with DCFS.
Services Provided: Helps resolve concerns about the protection of children who are receiving services from the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). The purpose of OCPO is to receive and investigate complaints to ensure that proper services are provided by DCFS.
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Last Updated: 6/12/2018

Blanding, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 522 North 100 East
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 855-323-3237
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offers foster care, family services and services for youth.
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Last Updated: 6/7/2017
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: 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.
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Last Updated: 9/18/2011

Bountiful, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 57 West 200 North
Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: 801-397-7640
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.Services include but are not restricted to crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, mental health treatment, parent education among other services.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Brigham City, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 1050 South Medical Drive Ste B
Brigham City, UT 84302
Phone: 435-734-4075
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices; Presentations available to groups based on availability and funding
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect- investigates abuse and neglect, offers foster care, family services and services for youth.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Castle Dale, UT

1060 North Desbee Dove Road
P.O. Box 878
Castle Dale, UT 84513
Phone: 435-381-4730
Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 1060 North Desbee Dove Road
P.O. Box 878
Castle Dale, UT 84513
Phone: 435-381-4730
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.Services include but are not restricted to crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, mental health treatment, parent education among other services.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Cedar City, UT

Address: 856 Sage Drive Ste 7
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-867-2760
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 435-867-2795
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7 to take referrals. The new number for Centralized Intake is 1-855-323-3237. The fax number is 1-855-323-3238. You can also reach Intake by email at dcfsintake@utah.gov. However, due to processing times for email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time. If you feel this matter is more urgent, please call our hotline at 1-855-323-3237.

1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
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Last Updated: 4/23/2014
102 North 200 East
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-586-0791
Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
Address: 102 North 200 East
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-586-0791
Fax: 435-586-3510
Eligibility: Serves children ages 0-11
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Supports parents and guardians as they strive to provide a healthy and safe environment for their children.
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Last Updated: 6/7/2017

Delta, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 44 South 350 East Ste B
Delta, UT 84624
Phone: 435-864-3869
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offers foster care, family services and services for youth. Services include but are not restricted to crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, mental health treatment, parent education among other services.
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Last Updated: 3/28/2018

Fillmore, UT

Address: 55 West 100 North
Fillmore, UT 84631
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7 to take referrals. The new number for Centralized Intake is 1-855-323-3237. The fax number is 1-855-323-3238. You can also reach Intake by email at dcfsintake@utah.gov. However, due to processing times for email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time. If you feel this matter is more urgent, please call our hotline at 1-855-323-3237.

1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
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Last Updated: 2/4/2016

Fort Duchesne, UT

Address: PO Box 808
Fort Duchesne, UT 84026
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7 to take referrals. The new number for Centralized Intake is 1-855-323-3237. The fax number is 1-855-323-3238. You can also reach Intake by email at dcfsintake@utah.gov. However, due to processing times for email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time. If you feel this matter is more urgent, please call our hotline at 1-855-323-3237.

1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
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Last Updated: 2/4/2016
PO Box 9
Fort Duchesne, UT 84026
Phone: 435-247-2534
Address: PO Box 9
Fort Duchesne, UT 84026
Phone: 435-247-2534
Eligibility: Advocate must be appointed by the court. Volunteers must be 21, complete training and interview, pass criminal background check and attend 12 hours of ongoing training each year.
Services Provided: 1. Provide advocates for abused, neglected, and/or abandoned children.
2. Advocates visit the children and all other interested parties. Advocates turn in a monthly report with their observations and recommendations.
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Last Updated: 11/10/2016

Holladay, UT

Address: 645 East 4500 South
Holladay, UT 84107
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7 to take referrals. The new number for Centralized Intake is 1-855-323-3237. The fax number is 1-855-323-3238. You can also reach Intake by email at dcfsintake@utah.gov. However, due to processing times for email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time. If you feel this matter is more urgent, please call our hotline at 1-855-323-3237.

1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
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Last Updated: 2/4/2016

Layton, UT

427 North Wasatch Drive (350 East)
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-444-4340
Address: 427 North Wasatch Drive (350 East)
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-444-4340
Fax: 801-444-4345
Eligibility: Advocates are court appointed. Children 0 to 18 years old are eligible for services
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
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.
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Last Updated: 6/19/2017

Magna, UT

Address: 3452 South 8400 West
Magna, UT 84044
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7 to take referrals. The new number for Centralized Intake is 1-855-323-3237. The fax number is 1-855-323-3238. You can also reach Intake by email at dcfsintake@utah.gov. However, due to processing times for email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time. If you feel this matter is more urgent, please call our hotline at 1-855-323-3237.

1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
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Last Updated: 2/4/2016

Ogden, UT

3340 Harrison Boulevard Ste 130
Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: 801-564-6460
Organization Name: Children's Service Society of Utah
Address: 3340 Harrison Boulevard Ste 130
Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: 801-564-6460
Eligibility: Must be a kinship caregiver of a minor child 18 years or younger
Services Provided: Assists grandparents and other kinship caregivers (GrandFamilies) who are taking care of children they are not the biological parents of with applying for guardianship of the children, offers educational groups for caregivers and children (ages 4 to 11), and provides free, ongoing, short-term therapy and support services.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Orem, UT

Address: 1106 North 1200 West
Orem, UT 84057
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7 to take referrals. The new number for Centralized Intake is 1-855-323-3237. The fax number is 1-855-323-3238. You can also reach Intake by email at dcfsintake@utah.gov. However, due to processing times for email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time. If you feel this matter is more urgent, please call our hotline at 1-855-323-3237.

1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
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Last Updated: 2/4/2016

Price, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 475 West Price River Drive Ste 152
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-636-2360
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Provo, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 150 East Center Street Ste 5100
Provo, UT 84606
Phone: 801-374-7005
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 801-374-7822
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.Services include but are not restricted to crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, mental health treatment, parent education among other services.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Richfield, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 201 East 500 North
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435-896-1250
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.Services include but are not restricted to crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, mental health treatment, parent education among other services.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Roosevelt, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 350 West 800 South, Suite 330-15
Roosevelt, UT 84066
Phone: 435-722-6550
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.Services include but are not restricted to crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, mental health treatment, parent education among other services.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017

Salt Lake City, UT

Address: 655 East 4500 South Ste 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 800-839-7444
Fax: 801-355-7453
Eligibility: Must be a kinship caregiver of a minor child 18 years or younger.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides free child care referral services for parents in Salt Lake and Tooele counties as well as child care provider recruitment, training, and technical assistance. Offers a lending library of children's toys, books, and games for parents and child care providers. Also runs GrandFamilies to provide support and assistance to relatives, primarily grandparents, who are raising children.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017
Address: 1385 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Fax: 855-323-3238
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: All child abuse and/or neglect referrals for the state are now processed through our Centralized Intake office in Magna, where staff are available 24/7 to take referrals. The new number for Centralized Intake is 1-855-323-3237. The fax number is 1-855-323-3238. You can also reach Intake by email at dcfsintake@utah.gov. However, due to processing times for email referrals, there could be up to a week's turn-around time. If you feel this matter is more urgent, please call our hotline at 1-855-323-3237.

1. Child welfare services - protective services, foster care and adoptions.
2. Family services - family, marriage and child counseling, parenting groups, day care placement, supervision and follow through.
3. Family Preservation Unit - services for families who have experienced some difficulties related to abuse or neglect, but for whom removal of the child from the home is not necessary.
4. To be a foster parent contact the Utah Foster Care Foundation, www.utahfostercare.org/, or 1-877-505-5437 (Toll-free).
5. Adoption.
6. Independent Living Program (ILP) - a program for teens from age 16 to 18 who will not be returning to their natural home. Teaches youth to function independently and transition successfully from foster care into adulthood. Teen must currently be in the custody of the state such as foster care.
7. Services for youth - in their home.
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Last Updated: 2/4/2016
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 Accessible: 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
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Last Updated: 11/6/2017

Sandy, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 10008 South Creek Run Way
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 855-323-3237
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Work to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.
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Last Updated: 5/9/2017

Spanish Fork, UT

49 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-804-4480
Address: 49 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone: 801-804-4480
Fax: 801-798-5014
Eligibility: All those with a library card can check out items.
Services Provided: The Spanish Fork Public Library provides residents of Spanish Fork the opportunity to check out books, movies and music as well as participate in family events such as story time.
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Last Updated: 4/13/2017

Vernal, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 1052 West Market Drive
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435-781-4250
Toll Free Phone: 855-323-3237
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.Services include but are not restricted to crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, mental health treatment, parent education among other services.
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Last Updated: 5/8/2017

West Valley City, UT

Organization Name: Division of Child and Family Services
Address: 2655 South Lake Erie Drive (3800 West)
West Valley City, UT 84120
Phone: 801-253-5720
Eligibility: Varies according to service, eligibility determined by local DCFS offices.
Services Provided: Works to prevent child abuse and neglect, investigate abuse and neglect, offer foster care, family services and services for youth.Services include but are not restricted to crisis intervention, sex abuse treatment, mental health treatment, parent education among other services.
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Last Updated: 5/9/2017

Nationwide

Organization Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Address: Maryland, VA
Services Provided: Website-based resources for parents and caregivers who play an essential role in helping children and teenagers recover from traumatic events.
Provider Profiles: internet-based resource
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Last Updated: 7/17/2018