Since 1997 Juliette’s House has had a mission to compassionately assess and provide support to abused or neglected children in Yamhill, Polk and surrounding counties. We strive to minimize added trauma to these kids by working collaboratively with area law enforcement, the DA’s office, Child Protective Services, mental health agencies and Crime Victim Services. The assessments we provide follow a medical model that involves both a complete medical exam, along with a comprehensive forensic interview of our kids in a home-like, child-friendly setting. Our house is designed to minimize trauma to the child and help make the investigation, treatment and follow-up process less frightening and more successful for the child and the child’s family. In addition, Juliette’s House provides a wide variety of age-appropriate abuse prevention education programs throughout the community and in schools. Our intent is to create an arc of education that informs and empowers every age group from preschoolers to adults, especially parents and those who work with kids, to be proactive in avoiding potentially abusive situations, as well as recognize and appropriately intervene when abuse or neglect is suspected.