JOLIET – The Crest Hill Police Association has presented Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow with a $1,500 check to benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.
The Crest Hill Police Association this year selected the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as one of the beneficiaries of the proceeds from its Seventh Annual Golf Outing held Sept. 28 at the Inwood Golf Course in Joliet.
Crest Hill Police Association President Henry Tough presented the check on Nov. 3 to State’s Attorney Glasgow, who created the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 to improve the way allegations of child sexual abuse are investigated.
State’s Attorney Glasgow, who chairs the board of directors, established the Children’s Advocacy Center 21 years ago as a not-for-profit agency to improve investigations into cases involving child sexual abuse. When children make an outcry of sexual abuse, they are brought to the center, where trained and compassionate forensic interviewers obtain an accurate statement in a neutral, non-suggestive and child-friendly environment.
Interviews recorded at the center have been used to successfully prosecute thousands of child predators. In addition, the center’s experienced staff provides children and families with advocacy, counseling and social services that enable the healing process to begin.
“I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the Crest Hill Police Association for choosing the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as a beneficiary of its golf outing this year,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said. “This funding means a great deal because it was raised by police officers who recognize first-hand the Center’s crucial role in child sex abuse investigations.”
For information about the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, call (815) 774-4565.