Non-profit agencies in Forsyth County have joined together to help raise more than $250,000 for the county’s Child Advocacy Center, after The Governor’s Crime Commission announced it was cutting the center’s funding.
Family Services operates the Child Advocacy Center, which is a one-stop, kid-friendly place where therapists can meet with young victims of sexual and physical abuse. The therapists also help conduct forensic interviews and record them for law enforcement.
Without the state funding, positions at the center are in jeopardy. Hours could cut or be eliminated. Children would have to be interviewed in basic law enforcement settings.