PHOENIX (April 26, 2019) – Childhelp is proud to support the appointment of Judge James P. Beene to the Arizona Supreme Court by Gov. Doug Ducey. Beene, in his service on both state and federal courts, has consistently prioritized the safety of the nation’s most vulnerable children.


“We are so glad to see Arizona gain another committed jurist on its highest court,” Childhelp Co-Founder and CEO Sara O’Meara said. “Judge Beene will bring both deep commitment and comprehensive understanding of child safety to the Arizona Supreme Court.”


Throughout Beene’s work on family and juvenile cases, he always puts the safety and welfare of children first. He has worked with communities across the state to advocate for the needs of children, both through his legal work and volunteerism.


As the nation’s leading organization advocating for abused and neglected children, Childhelp serves children in the greater Phoenix area through the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona. Since 1998, the center has provided treatment, intervention, and investigation services in a child-friendly and child-centric environment. By working in tandem with teams from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Office of Child Welfare Investigations and the entire Phoenix Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit, the center offers a multidisciplinary response to child maltreatment cases.


Childhelp’s work through the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona depends heavily on the support of law enforcement and the legal system to ensure that child welfare cases are brought to justice and that children in the state are protected from heinous crimes.


“We are confident that Arizona’s children will be well served by his appointment,” O’Meara said.




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