February 29, 2012
Naperville Exchange Club awards $5,880 grant to
the Will County Children's Advocacy Center
Exchange Club member Sean Kelley presents a $5,880 grant to Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow to benefit the Will County Children's Advocacy Center.
JOLIET – The Naperville Exchange Club has awarded the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center a $5,880 grant to assist in the fight against child sexual abuse.
Sean Kelley, a representative of the Naperville Exchange Club and a member of the organization’s Allocation Committee, recently presented the grant to Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow at the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.
The grant will enable the center’s professionally trained and compassionate staff to continue conducting forensic interviews of children who are the victims of sexual abuse. The children’s statements, which are recorded in a non-suggestive, non-threatening environment, have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of sexual predators over the past 17 years.
State’s Attorney Glasgow, who established the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995, thanked Kelley and the Naperville Exchange Club for a generous contribution that recognizes the important work the staff performs on behalf of vulnerable children. The center is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization that relies solely on grants, local funding, foundations and fundraisers to operate.
“The Naperville Exchange Club’s continued support for the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is greatly appreciated and enables us to accomplish our critical mission of protecting children,” Glasgow said. “Statements recorded at the center have helped us put hundreds of predators behind bars where they belong. In addition, we have been able to direct abused children and their families toward important social services so the healing process can begin.”
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is a member of United Way of Will County. For more information, contact the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center at (815) 774-4565, or visit on the Web site at www.willcountychildrensadvocacy.org.