Colorful day at the Children's Justice Center

NUUANU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Creative kids brought colorful changes to the Children's Justice Center (CJC)Saturday.

Armed with brushes, more than 25 students from across Oahu volunteered to help decorate the center.

They spent the day painting nature scenes that will line the entry way and the interview rooms.

Since the CJC interviews kids who are alleged victims of abuse or witnesses to crime, the staff hopes the artwork will offer comfort.

"When they walk through that front door and they come up the stairs, we're gonna put art there, so they'll be able to open that front door, and come in, and hope really feel like this is a safe and child-friendly place for them to talk about things that are very difficult", said Director Jasmine Mau-Mukai.

"People do care about them, and hopefully that when the children that do need to come here to be interviewed see this artwork, they realize there are other children who do care about them", added Punahou senior Nicole Johnson.

Johnson spearheaded the volunteer project and says it's rewarding to know she's making a difference in the lives of other children.

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