CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Logan Child Advocacy Center was one of 21 projects across West Virginia to receive funds from the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Grant Program.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday, July 28, that he had awarded more than $1.6 million to local non-profit Child Advocacy Centers to support their work in the fight against child abuse and neglect.
The awards will strengthen the multi-disciplinary response to investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases by providing such services as advocacy, education, forensic interviews, evaluations and referrals.
“West Virginia’s Child Advocacy Centers fill a critical need for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. These centers are safe havens where children can access the array of services they need and deserve to begin to heal,” Gov. Tomblin said. “This funding will allow centers across the state to continue serving the children who need them most.”
Funds are allocated by the West Virginia Legislature and administered by the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS).
The Logan County Child Advocacy Center will receive $83,558. The funds will provide site based services to victims of child maltreatment and ensure each case has the full support of the multidisciplinary team, thereby decreasing trauma and increasing support in Logan County.