JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow recently accepted a $3,000 contribution from Joliet Township officials on behalf of the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.
The not-for-profit center’s professionally-trained staff interviews children who are the victims of sexual abuse. The children’s statements have been used in the successful prosecution of literally hundreds of sexual predators in Will, Grundy and Kendall counties over the past 13 years.
State’s Attorney Glasgow founded the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 to improve the way cases of child sexual abuse are investigated and to limit the trauma to these young and vulnerable victims.
“The funding provided by Joliet Township will enable the Children’s Advocacy Center to continue the important work the staff performs on behalf of abused children,” Glasgow said. “Thank you to Township Supervisor Dan Vera and Joliet Township’s Trustees for recognizing the critical service the center provides.”
The center’s staff last year interviewed 325 children. Seventy-four of those children were residents of Joliet Township.
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization. The center relies on grants, local funding, foundations, and fund raisers to operate and fulfill its critical mission of protecting children. The center also is a member of United Way of Will County.