A victim advocate will guide a child and their family member/s through each step of their visit at Kids FIRST. They will also provide referrals and answer questions families have.
If a child's case is accepted for review at the District Attorney's Office, Kids FIRST hosts grand jury on-site for the child and their family in a safe and familiar setting.
A child-friendly interview conducted by a trained forensic interview specialist. Interviews are recorded to help reduce the number of times a child has to tell their story.
It may be appropriate for a child to be examined by a specially trained physician. The physician determines the child's medical and emotional needs, and gathers evidence.
Mental health is a new program coming to Kids FIRST in 2021! Our goal is to reduce wait times for children that will benefit from specialized trauma informed therapy.
As the regional provider for northwest Oregon, Kids FIRST is eager to offer support and peer review to neighboring CACs and community partners.
Kids FIRST is in the process of structuring and implementing a mental health program at its new center. We are thrilled to request the support of the community at this time for funding this project.
To date, we have received financial support from the following agencies:
Windermere Real Estate
What We Do
Who We Are
Re-accreditation Press Release 2021
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Kids FIRST Story + Capital Campaign
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Eugene Weekly: Know what you can do to support kids (May 2020)
Eugene Weekly: The Most Vulnerable Population (May 2020)
KVAL: Golfing for a Cause: Local man to play 100 holes of golf in a day as a fundraiser (Sept. 2019)
Register Guard: Confronting sexual assault among students in Lane County (May 2018)
Register Guard: Lane County’s Kids FIRST center plays an important role in helping abused children heal (July 2018)
KEZI: Golfers prepare for charity marathon -- 100 holes in 1 day (May 2018)