The Centre County District Attorney’s Office has been awarded a $10,000 grant for use at the Children’s Advocacy Center.
The grant is for the establishment, improvement and expansion of Pennsylvania multidisciplinary child abuse investigation teams and CACs to provide funds to train CAC team members and medical personnel related to the treatment and diagnosis of child clients.
Among the specific uses will be the training of a second forensic interviewer, team members and nurses at Mount Nittany Medical Center, specifically in pediatric medical exams to help examine children in emergency child abuse situations.
The grant was sought with the assistance of CAC Executive Director Kristina Taylor-Porter.
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The center is already seeing multiple children a week, and that number is increasing as more counties are signing on to use the center, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
“We are looking forward to putting these grant funds to great use in helping the CAC blossom to full potential for the protection of the Centre Region’s children,” District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said.