JOLIET – The Naperville Exchange Club recently donated $5,170 to the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center to assist in the fight against child sexual abuse.
Sean Kelley, a member of the Naperville Exchange Club’s Allocation Committee, presented the grant to Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.
The Children’s Advocacy Center’s professionally trained staff interviews 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 19 years.
State’s Attorney Glasgow, who established the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995, thanked the Naperville Exchange Club for a generous contribution that enables the center to continue its work on behalf of vulnerable children. The center is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization that relies on grants, local funding, foundations and fundraisers to operate.
“I am extremely grateful for the Naperville Exchange Club’s continued support for the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center and its critical mission,” Glasgow said. “Statements recorded at the center have helped us put hundreds of predators behind bars while providing abused children and their families with the services needed to begin the healing process.”
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is a member of United Way of Will County. For information, call (815) 774-4565 or visit on the Web at www.willcountychildrensadvocacy.org.